About Exascale and Exascale Day
What is Exascale?
Today’s science, technology, and big data questions are bigger, more complex, and more urgent than ever. Answering those questions demands and entirely new approach to computing. One with a lot of zeros – 18 in fact! That’s one billion billion zeros!
Exascale computing systems analyze and solve for 1,000,000,000,000,000,000 floating point operations per second (FLOPS), simulating methods and interactions of the fundamental forces within the universe.
- Supercomputing performance is measured in FLOPS
- Exascale is the latest performance-level the supercomputing industry is able to achieve teraflops, petaflops, and now exaflops
- Exa is a unit prefix in the metric system denoting 1018, or the number 1 with 18 zeros, and can be written as 10^18
- A supercomputer that can process one quintillion operations per second (one exaFLOPS) is considered an exascale-class system
- A one exaFLOPS supercomputer can compute a billion computations per second
Why Exascale Day?
A Day to Celebrate.
A day to celebrate science, the industry and the impact supercomputing has on society every day. For those who ask what if, why not and what’s next.
A Glimpse into What’s Possible.
A day to help audiences understand the value of Exascale-and the importance of investment.
The Exascale Era is Here.
Join us for an Exascale Day broadcast that celebrated our industry and features panels with industry experts. Hear from leaders with commercial organizations as they share how supercomputing impacts the products we use everyday; research scientists bent on making the world we live in safer and more sustainable; and leaders from the Department of Energy and National Laboratories that feature exascale-class supercomputers. The program will also feature a discussion covering practical ways to help our industry be more diverse.
Today’s science, technology, and big data questions are bigger, more complex, and more urgent than ever. Answering those questions demands an entirely new approach to computing. One with a lot of zeros!