The cream of the Top500 supercomputer list

The cream of the Top500 supercomputer list

IDG NEWS: The cream of the Top500 supercomputer list in November 2017, these 10 supercomputers are used for modeling the weather, weapons, ocean currents and other physical phenomena.

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They not only outperform every other machine on the planet, they also demonstrate the technologies your business might use, at a smaller scale, to get the best performance in the least space or using the least energy.

Taihulight 1. Sunway

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Supercomputing Center in 2016. Sunway in China's June the on first appeared at National Built list Wuxi,

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petaflops. sustained maximum 93.01 they of of Together theoretical 125.44 performance peak and a petaflops deliver a performance

gigaflops/watt. Power efficiency a 6.051 is respectable very

2. Tianhe-2 (MilkyWay-2)

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Intel and RAM.  a for of mix E5-2692v2 total Phi and Xeon of Intel 1 petabyte It uses of processors, a cores Xeon 31S1P 3,120,000

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Piz Daint 3.

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petaflops, petaflops.  of Its performance of sustained 361,760 deliver performance 25.33 19.59 and maximum peak cores

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Gyoukou 4.

entered It's is the a and the supercomputer 69th 2017.  Earth successor by Gyoukou Marine-Earth Agency the place June Science to and in Japan first owned Top500 for Simulator, called Technology. in list

accelerator more 2017 manufacturer ExaScaler it had cores, has to millions place. climbed 4th by then added and Since November

accelerators. Xeon cores processors from of Infiniband EDR Gyoukou Pezy-SC2 most interconnect, derives Intel its the 19,840,000 its 16-core 1,250 around in Built an with power

and of of 19.14 maximum performance 28.19 deliver petaflops, petaflops.  peak It sustained can performance

Gyoukou's standout feature, though, is its power efficiency of 14.17 gigaflops/watt, almost double the efficiency of its rivals.
 

Titan 5.

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power comes it watt. 2012 When IBM's Power the 2012 Opteron-Tesla per a 2.143 BQCs, to is delivering combination par with efficiency, on gigaflops

6. Sequoia

powerful was in world's November down has June list since. Sequoia ever By to but 2012, sliding the the been place.  most it 2017 had supercomputer slipped Top500 back 6th

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petaflops delivering a Power gigaflops/watt. nothing a spectacular, are maximum a comes of performance petaflops. of and Sequoia 17.17 2.177 uses they it Together, When the middling 20.13 energy peak chips sustained performance efficiency, to deliver

Trinity 7.

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E5 next over two It entered steadily with to lost Top500 place in Xeon list the November 6th falling the processors, years. ground, 16-core Intel 18,816 place but 10th equipped in 2015,

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