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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  • 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.

  • New to list is Dell's PowerEdge C8220 system called Stampede is installed in the Texas Advanced Computing Center at the University of Texas in Austin.

     Stampede uses the brand new Intel Xeon Phi processors (previously known as MIC) to achieve its 2.6 Petaflop/s.

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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