TOP500 Becomes a Petaflop Club for Supercomputers

BERKELEY, Calif.; FRANKFURT, Germany; and KNOXVILLE, Tenn.— The 53rd edition of the TOP500 marks a milestone in the 26-year history of the list. For the first time, all 500 systems deliver a petaflop or more on the High Performance Linpack (HPL) benchmark, with the entry level to the list now at 1.022 petaflops.

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Mississippi State University to Host Supercomputer to Power NOAA Research

June 19, 2019 — In mid-July, Mississippi State University will begin operating a NOAA-funded, newly installed high-performance computer (HPC) called Orion to support NOAA research and development in environmental, weather and climate modeling, and autonomous vehicle design and operation. The new computer will also be used by research scientists and students working with NOAA, MSU […]

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Spreading Artificial Intelligence Across Storage

Over the last couple of years, Hewlett Packard Enterprise has added to its already broad portfolio of storage, which includes 3PAR arrays, which HPE bought in 2010, and its homegrown XP7 lineup, aimed at mission-critical workloads that need high availability and uptime.

Spreading Artificial Intelligence Across Storage was written by Jeffrey Burt at .

DDN Selected for Top Position and Places Five Systems in Top Ten of the IO500 10-Node Benchmark

FRANKFURT, Germany and SANTA CLARA, Calif., June 19, 2019 – DDN announced it has captured the number-one spot in the IO500 10-node benchmark, announced today by the Virtual Institute for IO at ISC in Frankfurt, Germany. In addition to the top spot, DDN ranked in three of the top five system results. DDN was also a […]

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Exascale Spending To Energize HPC Market Through 2025

At the ISC conference this week, HPC market analyst firm Hyperion Research offered its mid-year HPC market update, which recapped what happened in 2018 and provided some particularly interesting observations on the exascale space.

Exascale Spending To Energize HPC Market Through 2025 was written by Michael Feldman at .

Nissan Moves HPC to the Cloud with Rescale

Today Rescale announced that Nissan selected Rescale and AWS to extend its on-premise high performance computing systems to the cloud. "It is exciting to see that our hybrid platform on AWS will help Nissan immediately reduce time to market for their newest innovations, while getting access to unlimited computing resources on demand.”

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Video: Leadership performance on the Intel® Xeon® Platinum 9200 series

In this video from ISC 2019, Brian Caslis from Intel describes how the Intel® Xeon® Platinum 9200 series of processors delivers new levels of HPC application performance. "2nd Gen Intel® Xeon® Platinum processors are the foundation for secure, agile, hybrid-cloud data centers. With enhanced hardware-based security and exceptional two, four, and eight+ socket processing performance, these processors are built for mission-critical, real-time analytics, machine learning, artificial intelligence and multi-cloud workloads."

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Primeur Live! ISC19

Primeur Live! ISC19 - Issue 2019-06-19 published .

Cray to deliver first exabyte storage system for the Frontier exascale system at ORNL

As part of the Frontier CORAL-2 contract with the Department of Energy (DOE) and Oak Ridge National Lab (ORNL), Cray and ORNL have agreed to build a first-of-a-kind exabyte storage solution. The next generation Cray ClusterStor storage file system will be integrated as part of ORNL's Frontier exascale supercomputer, built on Cray's Shasta architecture. The storage solution is a new design for the data-intensive workloads of the exascale era and will be based on next generation Cray ClusterStor storage and the Cray Slingshot high-speed interconnect. The storage system portion of the previously-announced Frontier contract is valued at more than $50 million, which is the largest single Cray ClusterStor win to date. The Frontier system is expected to be delivered in 2021..

The List

06/2019 Highlights

The top of the list remains largely unchanged, with only two new entries in the top 10, one of which was an existing system that was upgraded with additional capacity.

  • Two IBM-built supercomputers, Summit and Sierra, installed at the Department of Energy’s Oak Ridge National Laboratory (ORNL) in Tennessee and Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory in California, respectively, retain the first two positions on the list. Both derive their computational power from Power 9 CPUs and NVIDIA V100 GPUs. The Summit system slightly improved its HPL result from six months ago, delivering a record 148.6 petaflops, while the number two Sierra system remains unchanged at 94.6 petaflops.
  • The Sunway TaihuLight, a system developed by China’s National Research Center of Parallel Computer Engineering & Technology (NRCPC) and installed at the National Supercomputing Center in Wuxi, holds the number three position with 93.0 petaflops. It’s powered by more than 10 million SW26010 processor cores.
  • At number four is the Tianhe-2A (Milky Way-2A) supercomputer, developed by China’s National University of Defense Technology (NUDT) and deployed at the National Supercomputer Center in Guangzhou. It used a combination of Intel Xeon and Matrix-2000 processors to achieve an HPL result of 61.4 petaflops.
  • Frontera, the only new supercomputer in the top 10, attained its number five ranking by delivering 23.5 petaflops on HPL. The Dell C6420 system, powered by Intel Xeon Platinum 8280 processors, is installed at the Texas Advanced Computing Center of the University of Texas.

List Statistics

 

 


1
Summit - IBM Power System AC922, IBM POWER9 22C 3.07GHz, NVIDIA Volta GV100, Dual-rail Mellanox EDR Infiniband
IBM
2
Sierra - IBM Power System S922LC, IBM POWER9 22C 3.1GHz, NVIDIA Volta GV100, Dual-rail Mellanox EDR Infiniband
IBM / NVIDIA / Mellanox
3
Sunway TaihuLight - Sunway MPP, Sunway SW26010 260C 1.45GHz, Sunway
NRCPC
4
Tianhe-2A - TH-IVB-FEP Cluster, Intel Xeon E5-2692v2 12C 2.2GHz, TH Express-2, Matrix-2000
NUDT
5
Frontera - Dell C6420, Xeon Platinum 8280 28C 2.7GHz, Mellanox InfiniBand HDR
Dell EMC
6
Piz Daint - Cray XC50, Xeon E5-2690v3 12C 2.6GHz, Aries interconnect , NVIDIA Tesla P100
Cray Inc.
7
Trinity - Cray XC40, Xeon E5-2698v3 16C 2.3GHz, Intel Xeon Phi 7250 68C 1.4GHz, Aries interconnect
Cray Inc.
8
AI Bridging Cloud Infrastructure (ABCI) - PRIMERGY CX2570 M4, Xeon Gold 6148 20C 2.4GHz, NVIDIA Tesla V100 SXM2, Infiniband EDR
Fujitsu
9
SuperMUC-NG - ThinkSystem SD650, Xeon Platinum 8174 24C 3.1GHz, Intel Omni-Path
Lenovo
10
Lassen - IBM Power System S922LC, IBM POWER9 22C 3.1GHz, Dual-rail Mellanox EDR Infiniband, NVIDIA Tesla V100
IBM / NVIDIA / Mellanox