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 technology.
Lenovo’s sustained run at the top of the list over the last five years demonstrates their commitment to HPC. But what’s even more important are the unlocked discoveries, challenges that are tackled, and the tough questions these systems help to answer. Let’s explore a few of Lenovo’s top systems and what they’ve done to help solve humanity’s greatest challenges.
Leibniz Supercomputing Center (LRZ) | Germany
LRZ of the Bavarian Academy of Science and Humanities is one of the largest academic data centers in Europe. The organization provides high-performance computing resources to researchers from across the continent and is the central IT service provider to two universities in Munich, Germany where complex research projects in physics, cosmology, and the life sciences require the compute performance needed to push boundaries and gain new insights.
Korea Meteorological Association (KMA) | South Korea
Based in Seoul, KMA provides weather forecasting and issues warnings to citizens, businesses, and government agencies. The administration is also responsible for observing and researching climate change. KMA operates the National Center for Meteorological Supercomputer (NCMS), the largest supercomputer in Korea, to support vital weather and climate forecasting.
Max-Planck-Gesellschaft | Germany
Max Planck Society is one of Germany’s premier research organizations. Backed by high performance computing resources, researchers uncover new discoveries in animal behavior and decision making, anthropology and the study of humankind, and deciphering the mysteries of the universe through astronomy.
Shared Services Canada (SSC) | Canada
SSC delivers digital services to Government of Canada organizations and provide modern, secure, and reliable IT services so federal organizations can deliver digital programs and services that meet Canadians needs.
Barcelona Supercomputing Center (BSC) | Spain
Climate change. Energy security. Fighting disease. Air quality. To help scientists turn mountains of data into accurate models of our complex world, BSC has a Lenovo supercomputer capable of performing trillions of computations per second, pushing the boundaries of human knowledge.
Lenovo continues to hold true to its vision of being the most trusted partner empowering customers’ intelligent transformation and helping solve humanity’s greatest challenges. This is increasingly evident in their continued ranking on the TOP500 list and being the partner and provider of one out of every three supercomputers in the world. To learn more about Lenovo’s HPC solutions, visit www.lenovo.com/HPC.