Monday, June 20, 2011

SPARC64 VIIIfx: New HPC #1

SPARC64 VIIIfx: New HPC #1

Japan Reclaims Top Ranking on Latest TOP500 List of World’s Supercomputers with their SPARC64 VIIIfx running Linux.
The 37th edition of the closely watched list was released Monday, June 20, at the 2011 International Supercomputing Conference in Hamburg... For the first time, all of the top 10 systems achieved petaflop/s performance – and those are also the only petaflop/s systems on the list.
The top-10 on the world stage:
  • K Compuer, Institute for Physical and Chemical Research in Japan - 8 petaflop/s
  • Tianhe-1A supercomputer the National Supercomputing Center in Tianjin, China - 2.6 petaflop/s
  • Jaguar, a Cray supercomputer at the U.S. Department of Energy’s (DOE’s) Oak Ridge National Laboratory -1.75 petaflop/s
  • Nebulae at China’s National Supercomputing Center in Shenzen - 1.27 petaflop/s
  • Tsubame 2.0 at the Tokyo Institute of Technology - 1.19 petaflop/s
  • Cielo at Los Alamos National Laboratory in New Mexico - 1.11 petaflop/s
  • Pleiades at the NASA Ames Research Center in California - 1.09 petaflop/s
  • Hopper at DOE’s National Energy Research Scientific Computing Center (NERSC) in California - 1.054 petaflop/s
  • Tera 100 at the CEA (Commissariat à l'énergie atomique et aux énergies alternatives) in France - 1.05 petaflop/s
  • Roadrunner at Los Alamos National Laboratory in New Mexico - 1.04 petaflop/s
The latest #1 listing from Fujitsu managed to make it to the top without any GPU's, a move which has been bucking the trend for more recent newcomers to the list.

It is good to see Open CPU architectures like SPARC appearing at the top of the supercomputing list, again!

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