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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  •  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.


  • Super MUC, located at Leibniz Rechenzentrum is an IBM Dataplex DX360M4 with 147,456 cores. It features Intel Xeon E5-268 8c 2.70GHz and reached 2.897 PetaFlop/s on the Linpac performance tests.

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  • It looks like a row of soda machines

    But at least it runs Linux.
    paulfx1
  • Moore's Law for Supercomputer Power ~2x per Year

    So 2012's winner is ~284,000 times the speed of the 1993 winner, that gives an average yearly increase of 94% - very impressive!
    Scrappy T