Spoiler Alert: Lenovo is Still the #1 Global Provider of Supercomputers
June 5, 2023

For the last five years, Lenovo has been the top provider on the TOP500 list of supercomputers, and the release of the June 2023 list during ISC23 was no different. With a whopping 168 Lenovo ThinkSystems (that’s 33% of the list), the company’s reach is widespread – reaching 19 different global markets from Australia to the United States and many more between. Additionally, sitting atop the Green500 list as the world’s most energy efficient supercomputer, is Flatiron Institute’s Henri system, built on Lenovo

Sustainability and Energy Efficiency Found to be of Strategic Importance for HPC Datacenters
May 22, 2023

A new global high performance computing (HPC) study by Hyperion Research sponsored by Dell Technologies, Intel, and NVIDIA finds evidence of a remarkable rise of sustainability and energy efficiency to the top of priority lists for many HPC datacenter procurement plans, second only to performance, even more imperative than price. A culmination of several geopolitical factors and HPC utilization trends in recent years has made the issue of sustainability unavoidable for many HPC sites.

Lenovo Can Show You How “Smarter is a Sustainable Tomorrow”
April 26, 2023

Join Lenovo, ISC23 Platinum Sponsor, at Congress Center Hamburg (CCH) in Germany from May 22-25 in booth B213. This year, our theme is Smarter is a sustainable tomorrow. Sustainability is a driving force for Lenovo as we develop computing solutions for the 21 st century that enable our customers to solve humanity’s greatest challenges. We are uniquely positioned to guide our customers along their own sustainability journeys because we have begun pursuing our own. This year, we announced our commitment to net-zero greenhouse gas emissions by 2050, validated by Science Based Targets initiative. Strategies for reducing our environmental impact include …

ORNL’s Frontier First to Break the Exaflop Ceiling
May 30, 2022

The 59th edition of the TOP500 revealed the Frontier system to be the first true exascale machine with an HPL score of 1.102 Exaflop/s.

The No. 1 spot is now held by the Frontier system at Oak Ridge National Laboratory (ORNL) in the US. Based on the latest HPE Cray EX235a architecture and equipped with AMD EPYC 64C 2GHz processors, the system has 8,730,112 total cores, a power efficiency rating of 52.23 gigaflops/watt, and relies on gigabit ethernet for data transfer.

Still waiting for Exascale: Japan's Fugaku outperforms all competition once again
Nov. 15, 2021

FRANKFURT, Germany; BERKELEY, Calif.; and KNOXVILLE, Tenn.— The 58th annual edition of the TOP500 saw little change in the Top10. The Microsoft Azure system called Voyager-EUS2 was the only machine to shake up the top spots, claiming No. 10. Based on an AMD EPYC processor with 48 cores and 2.45GHz working together with an NVIDIA A100 GPU and 80 GB of memory, Voyager-EUS2 also utilizes a Mellanox HDR Infiniband for data transfer. 

Fugaku Holds Top Spot, Exascale Remains Elusive
June 28, 2021

FRANKFURT, Germany; BERKELEY, Calif.; and KNOXVILLE, Tenn.— The 57 th edition of the TOP500 saw little change in the Top10. The only new entry in the Top10 is the Perlmutter system at NERSC at the DOE Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory. The machine is based on the HPE Cray "Shasta" platform and a heterogeneous system with both GPU-accelerated and CPU-only nodes. Perlmutter achieved 64.6 Pflop/s, putting the supercomputer at No. 5 in the new list.


GREEN500: Trend of steady progress with no big step toward newer technologies.
June 28, 2021

Although there was a trend of steady progress in the Green500, nothing has indicated a big step toward newer technologies.

The system to snag the No. 1 spot for the Green500 was MN-3 from Preferred Networks in Japan. Knocked from the top of the last list by NVIDIA DGX SuperPOD in the US, MN-3 is back to reclaim its crown. This system relies on the MN-Core chip, an accelerator optimized for matrix arithmetic, as well as a Xeon Platinum 8260M processor. MN-3 achieved a 29.70 gigaflops/watt power-efficiency and has a TOP500 ranking of 337.

Performance Requirements and Environmental Impact are not Exclusive
June 15, 2021

Today's data centers consume between 1% and 3% of all electricity worldwide. Over 80% (Reference 1) of this electricity is currently generated by burning fossil fuels, and electricity generation is the largest source of greenhouse gas emissions worldwide. However, data centers continue to expand as new services are constantly being offered to consumers and organizations. Advanced computing technologies that include CPU level generational enhancements, heterogeneous computing, and faster storage and networking enable more complex analytics and simulations to be brought into mainstream workloads.