Waiting for the official ranking of the 500 fastest supercomputer in the world the bet is that after a gap of 5 years the US are going to claim the N.1 spot of the ranking, displacing the Chinese Sunway TahiuLight computer with SUMMIT, the new supercomputer installed by IBM at the Oak Ridge National Laboratory in Tennessee, US.
SUMMIT is a cluster of 37,000 processors, operating in its 4,608 servers. Over 15,000 litres (4,000 gallons) of water are used every minute to cool these processors that all together can deliver a processing capacity of 200 PFLOPS (200,000,000,000,000,000 floating instructions per second), the double of the current number one supercomputer in the top 500 ranking.
SUMMIT is going to challenge problems in biology, climate, energy, fuel consumption. Interestingly, most of these problems will be tackled using artificial intelligence as computational engine. Take a look at the Oak Ridge National Laboratory introducing SUMMIT and comparing it to their previous supercomputer TITAN.
SUMMIT was unveiled just few days ago, on June 8th 2018. You can look at the unveiling ceremony here.