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11/2019 Highlights

Since June 2019 only Petaflop systems have been able to make the list. The total aggregate performance of all 500 system has now risen to 1.65 Exaflops.

China Extends Lead in Number of TOP500 Supercomputers, US Holds on to Performance Advantage

BERKELEY, Calif.; FRANKFURT, Germany; and KNOXVILLE, Tenn.— The 54th edition of the TOP500 saw China and the US maintaining their dominance of the list, albeit in different categories. Meanwhile, the aggregate performance of the 500 systems, based on the High Performance Linpack (HPL) benchmark, continues to rise and now sits at 1.65 exaflops. The entry level to the list has risen to 1.14 petaflops, up from 1.02 petaflops in the previous list in June 2019.

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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TOP500 News Ceases Operations; The List Continues to Expand

Happy New Year! We hope you took some time to enjoy the holidays. We write with great reluctance to inform you that we will be discontinuing our news publication. Over the past two and half years your support and encouragement helped make TOP500 News one of the most widely read in our industry – thank you! On the brighter side, the TOP500 project will continue to broaden, as is already evident from the integration of the Green500 and High-Performance Conjugate Gradient (HPCG) benchmark data into the list. Considering what is now happening in the HPC application space with the rise of data analytics, machine learning, and AI, we expect more changes lie ahead.