A team of Korean scientists has developed a new software that uses graphic processing units (GPUs) instead of central processing units (CPUs) as a main computing device to build the world’s fastest supercomputer, the science ministry said Tuesday.
The use of GPUs instead of CPUs for general computing is already common for supercomputers, according to the Ministry of Education, Science and Technology. Most existing supercomputers are built on the mechanism known as “general purpose computing on GPU,” but currently use only two CPUs per node.
The new mechanism or software, developed by the team from Seoul National University, connects at least three and up to six GPUs to each node or connection point, making its end-product much faster and more efficient.
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