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World’s Fastest Supercomputer Can’t Run a Day Without Failure

Building a supercomputer is always challenging, but creating the industry’s first exascale-class system is an encounter with something wholly unexpected and requires a lot of work with hardware and software. Unfortunately, this might be happening with Oak Ridge National Laboratory’s Frontier supercomputer, which can barely last a day without numerous hardware failures. ORNL’s Frontier is…

WD_BLACK SN850X is its fastest SSD yet

WD_BLACK SN850X is its fastest SSD yet

When it comes to gaming, higher performance always makes the experience more enjoyable. We got our hands on two of the latest storage offerings from WD_BLACK – Western Digital’s gaming-focused brand. The SN850X is the fastest M.2 NVMe drive WD_BLACK has ever released, and the P40 game drive expands on the general use portable SSD…

AMD-Powered Frontier Supercomputer Breaks the Exascale Barrier, Now Fastest in the World

AMD-Powered Frontier Supercomputer Breaks the Exascale Barrier, Now Fastest in the World

(Image credit: ORNL) The AMD-powered Frontier supercomputer is now the first officially recognized exascale supercomputer in the world, topping 1.102 ExaFlop/s during a sustained Linpack run, ranking first on the newly-released Top500 list of the world’s fastest supercomputers. The system not only overtakes the previous leader, Japan’s Fugaku, but blows it out of the water…