Updated List of the Most Powerful Supercomputers

SupercomputersThe project introduced the next Top500 list of the most powerful supercomputers in the world, according to a press release on the official site.

Became the new leader of the American supercomputer, IBM Sequoia.During the test, he showed Linpack performance of 16.32 in the petaflops, or quadrillion 16.32 floating point operations per second.

Supercomputer-winning architecture uses IBM BlueGene / Q and employs half a million cores. It was established in 2011 in the Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory, which is subject to U.S. Department of Energy. The system has 96 racks.

The architecture of BlueGene, in addition to IBM Sequoia, using three of the top ten supercomputers. This is an American Mira, who took third place with a score of 8.16 petaflops, Italian and German Fermi JuQUEEN (seventh and eighth lines of the rating).

Japanese supercomputer K computer, in November 2011 led the ranking Top500, moved into second place with a score of 10.51 in the petaflops. The machine is located at the Institute of Physical and Chemical Research (RIKEN) in the city of Kobe. It consumes more electricity than the Sequoia – 12,6 versus 7.9 megawatts.

Thus, in the top ten most powerful supercomputers in the world, including three American, two German, two Chinese, Japanese, Italian and French systems.

Russian supercomputer “Lomonosov”, owned by the Moscow StateUniversity, received the Top500 twenty second place. His performance was 0.9 petaflops. In November 2011, “Lomonosov” held the eighteenth line, and was recognized by the drafters of the most powerful Russian Top500 supercomputer.

In addition to “University” in the list includes the system MVS-100K of the RAS Joint Supercomputer Center (148-th line), two supercomputers from the Kurchatov Institute (182 th and 390 th line) and “SKIF-Aurora” from the South-Ural State University (185 I-line).

Rating Top500 released in the 39 th time. Traditionally, supercomputers list is updated twice a year – in June and November. Provide information on the computers of their vendors and operators.

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