Intel says its supercomputer has broken the exascale barrier – and what makes this claim even more impressive is that it’s still being built

Intel, in collaboration with Argonne National Laboratory and Hewlett Packard Enterprise (HPE), has claimed that its Aurora supercomputer has broken the exascale barrier with 1,012 exaflops and is also the “world’s fastest AI system dedicated to AI for open science” by achieving 10.6 AI exaflops.

Aurora is slightly behind the Frontier system at Oak Ridge National Laboratory in Tennessee, which previously achieved 1,206 exaflops, but being the second supercomputer to break the exascale barrier is a huge achievement, especially considering that Aurora is still in operation. and is not yet completely complete.