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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.

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.

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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.

Scaling Beyond Exa; Intel Goes 3D

Episode 254: Addison Snell and Michael Feldman discuss the prospects for supercomputing architectures after exascale and Intel's plans, including the pursuit of 3-D memory technology.