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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  • Another former No. 1 on the Top500 list is Japan's  K computer. It reached 10.51 Pflop/s on the Linpack benchmark using 705,024 SPARC64 processing cores.

  •  The new Mira supercomputer at the  Argonne National Laboratory ranked No. 3  on the Top 500 list. Its a new IBM/Blue Gene/Q system and hit 10.51 Pflop/s on the Linpack benchmark from 705,024 SPARC64 processing cores placed it fourth on the list.

    Mira is used by from hundreds of companies, universities, and federal, state and municipal agencies.

  • Juqueen, upgraded to become the fastest supercomputer in Europe is housed in at the Leibniz Supercomputing Center near Munich, Germany. IBM iDataplex system which contains 155.000 cores and has a peak performance of 3 Petaflop/s.

Topic: Linux

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