Titan towers over 'Top 500' supercomputer list

Titan towers over 'Top 500' supercomputer list

Summary: The 40th edition of the Top500 supercomputers has named the newly installed Titan, a Cray XK7 system that achieved 17.59 Petaflop/s, as the fastest supercomputer in the world.


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  • Last on the Top-10 list is another IBM supercomputer, the DARPA Trial Subset - Power 775, POWER7 8C 3.836GHz system. It's got 63360 cores and reached 1.515 Petaflops/s

  • In June 1993, the very first fastest supercomputer list by Top500 was the  CM-5/1024 by Thinking Machines. It had 1024 cores and hit 60 Gigaflops/s on the Linpac performance tests.

    Not only was it the first supercomputer to be named world's fastest by Top500, its sleek looks won it a movie role as the supercomputer that ran "Jurassic Park."

Topic: Linux

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  • Moore's Law for Supercomputer Power ~2x per Year

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