What Is A Supercomputer?

What Is A Supercomputer?

China held the lead for the last 5 years, but the United States now has the world’s fastest supercomputer. The machine, called Summit, was built for Oak Ridge National Laboratory in partnership with IBM and NVidia, and is designed for AI applications.

Today’s supercomputers are made up of thousands of connected processors, and their speed has grown exponentially over the past few decades. The first supercomputer, released in 1964, was called the CDC 6600. It used a single processor to achieve 3 million calculations per second. While that may sound impressive, it is tens of thousands of times slower than an iPhone.

The Lab Director of Oak Ridge, Thomas Zacharia, says, “I’ve always thought of supercomputing as a time machine, in the sense that it allows you to do things that most other people will be able to do in the future.” As he explains, smartphones today are more powerful than the supercomputers used in the 1990s to work on the Human Genome Project.
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50 Comments

  1. Communist Memer on October 26, 2021 at 9:13 am

    Imagine playing GTA 5 on this with 8000 mods.

  2. ӄǟʋɨռɖʊ on October 26, 2021 at 9:15 am

    my pc is better than this 😂😂bcs i can understand how to use it

  3. Safaeit Hossain on October 26, 2021 at 9:15 am

    Well, humans are faster!

  4. Sean Rochon on October 26, 2021 at 9:15 am

    AI get ready son

  5. Kalyan on October 26, 2021 at 9:16 am

    Thinking that 200 quadrillion sums exist in this earth

  6. Red on October 26, 2021 at 9:16 am

    People in 2100 "if you have now a phone in your hand it was the supercomputer of 2021

  7. Bolter on October 26, 2021 at 9:17 am

    But can it run crysis

  8. Mark Ziegler on October 26, 2021 at 9:19 am

    Imagine if they used 128 bit processors.

  9. Cosmic GZ on October 26, 2021 at 9:21 am

    Can we play Minecraft Bedwars in it?

  10. ЖДРОНС PLAY on October 26, 2021 at 9:23 am

    What is a supercomputer- *T H I C C*

  11. Bus Psychologist on October 26, 2021 at 9:25 am

    1:15 mILes of cable

  12. Real World on October 26, 2021 at 9:26 am

    Can it run Davinci Resolve?

  13. Mike Welch on October 26, 2021 at 9:27 am

    But can it run FS2020?

  14. Souvik Santra on October 26, 2021 at 9:28 am

    A free advice or tips: Add some RGB and design the appearance like weird alien type cabinates, it will be faaaaaaaassttaaa…!

  15. Blue Cyrus Gaming on October 26, 2021 at 9:28 am

    20-30 years from now, people will say " The chip inside your brain is faster than the supercomputers in the 20’s " XD

  16. Erik Ericsson on October 26, 2021 at 9:31 am

    Can it run FIFA 2021?

  17. The Drama Zone on October 26, 2021 at 9:32 am

    Can it run Minecraft?

  18. Anas asim on October 26, 2021 at 9:37 am

    Can’t wait to play Minecraft on this!

  19. Termm on October 26, 2021 at 9:39 am

    but can it run minecraft with shaders?

  20. Ciprian Adrian Ciuhu on October 26, 2021 at 9:40 am

    but can it run Crysis ?

  21. DECKANOMITRY on October 26, 2021 at 9:40 am

    My age of empires 2 large scale battle will be legendary

  22. Pi Rank on October 26, 2021 at 9:41 am

    Can i play games on that?

  23. the slav boi on October 26, 2021 at 9:42 am

    Tbh it looks more like a server than a computer

  24. Alif Haiqal on October 26, 2021 at 9:43 am

    so in the next 100 year summit would be 1000 times slower than an average smartphone?

  25. NightNightFire on October 26, 2021 at 9:44 am

    imagine if a worker named Bob spilled water on it

  26. Tnn Dll on October 26, 2021 at 9:46 am

    "China held the lead for the last 5 years, but the United States now has the world’s fastest supercomputer."
    We never should’ve been behind in the first place.

  27. Ewz zaki on October 26, 2021 at 9:46 am

    Can it run minecraft?

  28. Danillo L. on October 26, 2021 at 9:49 am

    Amazing video!

  29. Matthew M on October 26, 2021 at 9:49 am

    That is still really slow LOL. you probably can run like one laptop if it’s apple. HA

  30. andiadamindra on October 26, 2021 at 9:50 am

    Think of if we use that computer for mining how fast it is?

  31. Rob Bekesi on October 26, 2021 at 9:50 am

    I don’t believe you

  32. Epsilon Xenos on October 26, 2021 at 9:53 am

    Dude, I thought IBM was out of business. They made a bunch of computers back in the 80s and 90s. Damn, guessed they moved on to bigger projects, that’s crazy.

  33. Znap on October 26, 2021 at 9:55 am

    so this is what can run mincraft rtx

  34. Samuel Ogbonna on October 26, 2021 at 9:55 am

    People have vast computing power and they’re using it for Q Anon.

  35. Internet Videos on October 26, 2021 at 9:58 am

    Does it mine?

  36. Sudhanshu Yadav on October 26, 2021 at 9:58 am
  37. Ridham Patoliya on October 26, 2021 at 9:59 am

    The video doesn’t answer "What is a super computer?" 🤦🏻‍♂️

  38. L Hughes on October 26, 2021 at 9:59 am

    Praise be to Ra
    That Jesus never existed YouTube channel is on YouTube

  39. Tnn Dll on October 26, 2021 at 10:01 am

    *"This is not the space race, this is the race to knowledge".*
    After nukes in North Korea and COVID19, I hope such China denial is in the past.

  40. mewath holmanda on October 26, 2021 at 10:02 am

    maru

  41. Tobi Gaming & More on October 26, 2021 at 10:02 am

    Pinewood computer core

  42. Raggar gutta TV on October 26, 2021 at 10:04 am

    can u pley roblox on it

  43. Adir Shaw on October 26, 2021 at 10:06 am

    do u think it can rum minecraft

  44. Arturo Ochoa on October 26, 2021 at 10:07 am

    0:38 I did not know the Center of Disease Control build computers

  45. AB Flix on October 26, 2021 at 10:07 am

    " Yes mom I need this for ZOOM classes"

  46. Shawn on October 26, 2021 at 10:08 am

    airodump-ng -c 1 -w LUL mon0

  47. Americanknow on October 26, 2021 at 10:10 am

    There is no evidence that Summit is the fastest. They’ve never submitted the performance data to the supercomputer council in Europe. It is just self-claim the fastest computer for propaganda.

  48. ziti on October 26, 2021 at 10:10 am

    can i play minecraft for stable 30 fps in super duper computer

  49. The professor Django on October 26, 2021 at 10:10 am

    If we can build and calculate all this. Why is the planet dying and hundreds of species a day.

  50. Aradhiya Jha on October 26, 2021 at 10:12 am

    👌👌

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