June 2017

Energy efficiency on the list continues to rise, as reflected in the latest Green500 results. The top four positions are all occupied by newly installed systems in Japan, with the upgraded Piz Daint supercomputer capturing the number five spot. All of these use NVIDIA’s latest P100 GPUs. In fact, the top 13 systems on the latest Green500 are all equipped with the P100 hardware.

The most energy-efficient system on the Green500 list is the new TSUBAME 3.0, a modified HPE ICE XA system installed at the Tokyo Institute of Technology. It achieved 14.110 gigaflops/watt during its 1.998-petaflop Linpack performance run. It is ranked number 61 on the TOP500 list.

The number two Green500 entry is the kukai system at the Yahoo Japan Corporation. Built by Exascaler, this system achieves 14.045 gigaflops/watt, just 0.3 percent behind TSUBAME 3.0. It occupies position 466 on the current TOP500 list.

The number three system on the Green500 list is the AIST AI Cloud system at the National Institute of Advanced Industrial Science and Technology, Japan. This system from NEC achieves 12.68 gigaflops/watt and is ranked number 148 on the TOP500.

The number four Green500 system is the RAIDEN GPU system, manufactured by Fujitsu. It is installed at RIKEN’s Center for Advanced Intelligence Project. It attained 10.6 gigaflops/watt and is in position 306 on the TOP500 list.

Piz Daint, the fifth-ranked supercomputer on the Green500, conducted a power-optimized run of the Linpack benchmark, achieving 10.4 gigaflops/watt. At number three on the TOP500, it represents the most energy-efficient supercomputer in the top 50 of that list.

Green500 List for June 2017

Listed below are the June 2017 The Green500's energy-efficient supercomputers ranked from 1 to 10.

Note: Shaded entries in the table below mean the power data is derived and not meassured.

Rank TOP500 Rank System Cores Rmax (TFlop/s) Power (kW) Power Efficiency (GFlops/watts)
1 61 TSUBAME3.0 - SGI ICE XA, IP139-SXM2, Xeon E5-2680v4 14C 2.4GHz, Intel Omni-Path, NVIDIA Tesla P100 SXM2 , HPE
GSIC Center, Tokyo Institute of Technology
Japan
36,288 1,998.0 142 14.110
2 465 kukai - ZettaScaler-1.6 GPGPU system, Xeon E5-2650Lv4 14C 1.7GHz, Infiniband FDR, NVIDIA Tesla P100 , ExaScalar
Yahoo Japan Corporation
Japan
10,080 460.7 33 14.046
3 148 AIST AI Cloud - NEC 4U-8GPU Server, Xeon E5-2630Lv4 10C 1.8GHz, Infiniband EDR, NVIDIA Tesla P100 SXM2 , NEC
National Institute of Advanced Industrial Science and Technology
Japan
23,400 961.0 76 12.681
4 305 RAIDEN GPU subsystem - NVIDIA DGX-1, Xeon E5-2698v4 20C 2.2GHz, Infiniband EDR, NVIDIA Tesla P100 , Fujitsu
Center for Advanced Intelligence Project, RIKEN
Japan
11,712 635.1 60 10.603
5 100 Wilkes-2 - Dell C4130, Xeon E5-2650v4 12C 2.2GHz, Infiniband EDR, NVIDIA Tesla P100 , Dell
University of Cambridge
United Kingdom
21,240 1,193.0 114 10.428
6 3 Piz Daint - Cray XC50, Xeon E5-2690v3 12C 2.6GHz, Aries interconnect , NVIDIA Tesla P100 , Cray Inc.
Swiss National Supercomputing Centre (CSCS)
Switzerland
361,760 19,590.0 2,272 10.398
7 69 Gyoukou - ZettaScaler-2.0 HPC system, Xeon D-1571 16C 1.3GHz, Infiniband EDR, PEZY-SC2 , ExaScalar
Japan Agency for Marine -Earth Science and Technology
Japan
3,176,000 1,677.1 164 10.226
8 220 Research Computation Facility for GOSAT-2 (RCF2) - SGI Rackable C1104-GP1, Xeon E5-2650v4 12C 2.2GHz, Infiniband EDR, NVIDIA Tesla P100 , NSSOL/HPE
National Institute for Environmental Studies
Japan
16,320 770.4 79 9.797
9 31 NVIDIA DGX-1/Penguin Relion 2904GT, Xeon E5-2698v4 20C 2.2GHz/ E5-2650v4, Mellanox Infiniband EDR, NVIDIA Tesla P100 , Facebook
Facebook
United States
60,512 3,307.0 350 9.462
10 32 DGX Saturn V - NVIDIA DGX-1, Xeon E5-2698v4 20C 2.2GHz, Infiniband EDR, NVIDIA Tesla P100 , Nvidia
NVIDIA Corporation
United States
60,512 3,307.0 350 9.462