DOE confirms Aurora is delayed, Frontier will be the first exascale supercomputer
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Due to Intel's issues delivery 7nm
Argonne's Aurora system was originally expected to be the first exascale supercomputer - a system capable of performing more than a billion billion (10 18 ) operations per second, ie one exaflops. However, Aurora has been delayed indefinitely due to ongoing Intel manufacturing issues.

The first US exascale supercomputer is set to be Frontier, launching next year at the Oak Ridge National Laboratory.

Industry observers have expected Aurora to be delayed ever since Intel announced in July that it was struggling to develop 7nm chips, and would delay its Ponte Vecchio GPU by at least a year.

With Aurora planned for mid-2021 and featuring GPUs that were pushed to the end of…
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