From HPC Wire:
Cerebras Systems, a pioneer in high performance artificial intelligence (AI) compute, today announced record-breaking performance on a scientific compute workload. In collaboration with the Department of Energy’s National Energy Technology Laboratory (NETL), Cerebras demonstrated its CS-1 delivering speeds beyond what either CPUs or GPUs are currently able to achieve. Specifically, the CS-1 was 200 times faster than the Joule Supercomputer on the key workload of Computational Fluid Dynamics (CFD).
While Cerebras’s CS-1 system is billed as an AI-focused machine, it outdid the Joule Supercomputer (number 82 in the TOP500) on a non-AI workload. While the Joule cost 10’s of millions of dollars, occupies dozens of racks, and consumes 450 kW of power, the CS-1 fits in only one-third of a rack.