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TOP500 List Refreshed, US Edged Out of Third Place

FRANKFURT, Germany; BERKELEY, Calif.; and KNOXVILLE, Tenn.— The 49th edition of the TOP500 list was released today in conjunction with the opening session of the ISC High Performance conference, which is taking place this week in Frankfurt, Germany. The list ranks the world’s most powerful supercomputers based on the Linpack benchmark and is released twice per year.

New Chinese Supercomputer Named World’s Fastest System on Latest TOP500 List

FRANKFURT, Germany; BERKELEY, Calif.; and KNOXVILLE, Tenn.—China maintained its No. 1 ranking on the 47th edition of the TOP500 list of the world’s top supercomputers, but with a new system built entirely using processors designed and made in China. Sunway TaihuLight is the new No. 1 system with 93 petaflop/s (quadrillions of calculations per second) on the LINPACK benchmark.

China’s Tianhe-2 Supercomputer Maintains Top Spot on List of World’s TOP500 Supercomputers

CELLE, Germany; BERKELEY, Calif.; and KNOXVILLE, Tenn.— For the sixth consecutive time, Tianhe-2, a supercomputer developed by China’s National University of Defense Technology, has retained its position as the world’s No. 1 system, according to the 46th edition of the twice-yearly TOP500 list of the world’s most powerful supercomputers. Overall, change at the top of the list is again minor, with only two new systems in the Top 10 -- the Trinity supercomputer built by Cray and jointly deployed by the Department of Energy’s (DOE) Los Alamos and Sandia national laboratories, and the Hazel-Hen system built by Cray and installed at the HLRS - Höchstleistungsrechenzentrum Stuttgart in Germany.

InfiniBand Pulls Ahead on TOP500; Smart Meter Supercomputing.

This Week In HPC Episode 81 featuring Michael Feldman and Special Guest Chris Willard. InfiniBand Pulls Ahead on TOP500; Smart Meter Supercomputing.

Slides: Highlights of the 45th TOP500 List

TOP500 slides from the opening session of ISC15 in Frankfurt are now available.

China’s Tianhe-2 Supercomputer Maintains Top Spot on List of World’s Top Supercomputers

FRANKFURT, Germany; BERKELEY, Calif.; and KNOXVILLE, Tenn.— For the fifth consecutive time, Tianhe-2, a supercomputer developed by China’s National University of Defense Technology, has retained its position as the world’s No. 1 system, according to the 45th edition of the twice-yearly TOP500 list of the world’s most powerful supercomputers. Tianhe-2, which means Milky Way-2, led the list with a performance of 33.86 petaflop/s (quadrillions of calculations per second) on the Linpack benchmark.

HPC for your Christmas Shopping List — A Wrap-up of System News From SC14

This Week In HPC500 Episode 47 featuring Addison Snell and Michael Feldman.

Altair Announces PBS Pro 13: A Conversation with Bill Nitzberg

This Week In HPC500 Episode 46 featuring Addison Snell and Michael Feldman. Sponsored by Altair.

HPC News from the Big Easy: Supercomputing Conference Highlights

This Week In HPC500 Episode 45 featuring Addison Snell and Michael Feldman.

The slides of the 44th TOP500 list are now available

The presentation slides of the 44th TOP500 list are now available. The 44th TOP500 list was announced November 18th, during the SC14 conference in New Orleans, LI.