Closing in on 100 Petaflops

It’s been a while since we updated the FLOP per GPU report (since Tue, 26 Feb 2013 in fact).  A lot of progress has been made in 3+ years in GPU-land.  Over the last 3 years, FAH has seen a few trends, especially consolidation into people to GPUs and the increase in power from those GPUs.  The upshot is that today, FAH is running off the power of about 40,000 GPUs.  While that’s not a ton of donors, due to the power of GPUs, this is an immense amount of compute power.  In terms of FLOPs, we’re getting close to 100 Petaflops, which would be a major milestone in computing.  In terms of our ability to tackle complex systems, we’re simulating considerably bigger, more complex systems for longer timescales than ever before, which perhaps is the most important part of this beyond just the numbers.

Thanks to everyone who has helped make this possible.  And we’ll do a better job of more frequent updating of this page so these big jumps don’t catch people by surprise.