Supercomputer Stampede Powered by 6880 Intel Xeon Phi Coprocessors officially dedicated

Today at Texas Advanced Compututing Center in Austin, the supercomputer Stampede – currently the largest Intel Xeon Phi coprocessors’ based system was officially dedicated. Super computer Stampede delivers 10 Petaflops of performance and is powered by combination of 12.800 Intel Xeon processors E5 product family and 6.880 Intel Xeon Phi coprocessors. Stampede is intended to take on problems like modeling climate change, predicting earthquakes, studying viruses DNA and molecular behavior, modeling hurricanes and simulating space.

Super computer Stampede system is sponsored by the National Science Foundation (NSF) and is the most powerful system in the NSF’s Extreme Science Engineering and Discovery Environment (XSEDE). It’s one of the top 10 most powerful supercomputers in the world and one of the most programmable and accessible. Intel’s John Hengeveld shares his thoughts in a blog on why this is an important milestone for the science and why HPC is the best example of a technology directly affecting lives of every humans on Earth.

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