My father, Hans Meuer, was a huge proponent of all kinds of ranking. With great pleasure he would recite the list of names of the best chess players along with their own ”Linpack rating“, the so-called Elo numbers, and enjoy his opponent’s astonishment afterwards. He definitely could impress those who understood that the Elo numbers, unlike the TOP500 ranking, were updated monthly.
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MANNHEIM, Germany; BERKELEY, Calif.; and KNOXVILLE, Tenn.—For the fourth consecutive time, Tianhe-2, a supercomputer developed by China’s National University of Defense Technology, has retained its position as the world’s No. 1 system with a performance of 33.86 petaflop/s (quadrillions of calculations per second) on the Linpack benchmark, according to the 44th edition of the twice-yearly TOP500 list of the world’s most powerful supercomputers.
Traditionally, one of the most exciting opening elements of the annual SC event is the announcement of the list of the Top 500 supercomputers on the planet. There are often surprises or at the very least, some notable movements as large systems enter the list, offering new ways to track architectural and system design trends.