TOP500 List at ISC High Performance
Based on the benchmark known as High Performance Linpack (HPL), the TOP500 list was devised to track the 500 fastest supercomputers in the world. The list was born in 1986 and has been tracking these machines on a continuous basis ever since. Released twice a year – in June and November – the bi-annual TOP500 announcements represent hallmark events for HPC watchers. The next list, the 53rd in its series, will be announced this June at the ISC High Performance conference in Frankfurt, Germany.
As the longest running list of its kind that collects detailed data about these powerful computers, the TOP500 represents a historical record of HPC designs, trends, and technologies. It also serves as a predictor for future HPC performance, spurring development for the fastest supercomputers, while at the same time assisting in planning HPC capacity at supercomputing sites.
The TOP500 has also inspired related rankings, including the Green500, a list that tracks the energy efficiency of the top supercomputers, and the Graph500, which ranks the fastest systems for data-intensive supercomputing.
The most powerful computer on the current list, compiled in November 2018, is the US system Summit, followed by Sierra, both of which are IBM machines. Here is a breakdown of the top 10 supercomputers, along with their HPL rating:
|143,5 petaflops||Oak Ridge National Laboratory, United States|
|Sierra||94,6 petaflops||Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory, United States|
|93.0 petaflops||National Super Computer Center in Guangzhou, China|
|Tianhe-2||61.4 petaflops||National Super Computer Center in Guangzhou, China|
|Swiss National Supercomputing Centre, Switzerland|
|Trinity||20.2 petaflops||Los Alamos National Laboratory, United States|
|AI Bridging Infrastructure (ABCI)||19,9 petaflops||National Institute of Advanced Industrial Science and Technology (AIST), Japan|
|SuperMUC-NG||19,5 petaflops||Leibniz Rechenzentrum, Germany|
|Titan||17.6 petaflops||Oak Ridge National Laboratory, United States|
|Sequoia||17.2 petaflops||Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory, United States|
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On June 17, right before the TOP500 Awarding, Computational scientist and biologist, Prof. Ivo Sbalzarini, will deliver a fascinating conference keynote on how HPC is being used as a tool for scientific investigation and for hypothesis testing, followed by the exhibition opening and the Exhibition Party in the later part of the day.
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