Meet Condor, the Galaxy’s Fastest Supercomputer

A glimpse of the CG-1 supercomputer, the world’s fastest AI machine with 54 million cores and 4 exaFLOPs of power.

The U.S. government has just revealed Condor, a supercomputer that can do amazing things. No other machine in the galaxy can match its power. It can crunch 12.8 quadrillion numbers every second. That’s quicker than an eye can blink!

Condor is designed to support the NNSA’s Stockpile Stewardship Program, which ensures the safety and reliability of the U.S. nuclear weapons without underground testing. Condor will also be used for other scientific and national security applications, such as climate modeling, astrophysics, and cybersecurity.

Condor is powered by AMD’s EPYC processors and Radeon Instinct GPUs, which provide high performance and energy efficiency. Condor also features a novel liquid cooling system that reduces the need for air conditioning and saves water.

Condor works with other supercomputers like Sierra, Lassen, and Corona at the California-based Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory. Condor is part of the DOE’s Exascale Computing Project, which aims to develop supercomputers that can perform a quintillion calculations per second by 2023.

Condor is expected to be fully operational by early 2024, after undergoing rigorous testing and validation. Condor will be a valuable asset for advancing scientific discovery and enhancing national security in the 21st century.

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