Four key questions needed to be answered. Do we need an Exascale capability in the UK? What will an Exascale supercomputer look like? What will it cost and how will it be funded? How will it be hosted?
To reach exaflop performance, about 4-5 million cores are needed. Exaflop power requirements range from 20MW to 160MW and the physical size of the system will be between 60 to over 800 cabinets.
The exascale system could be hosted at the - upgraded - Advanced Computing Facility in Edinburgh. It will use 100% renewable energy.
We also published an in-depth interview with Mark Parsons called " Interview with EPCC's Mark Parsons - plan for UK exascale supercomputer in 2022/2023 is taking shape ".
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