World’s Top 10 Supercomputers and Their Specs

By: | March 5th, 2016

A list of the world’s top 500 supercomputers is maintained at Top 500: The List. The most recent list was published in November 2015. For the sixth year in a row, the Tianhe-2 supercomputer at China’s National University of Defense Technology came in #1. The following is Top 500’s list of the top 10 supercomputers.

Top 10 Sites for November 2015

For more information about the sites and systems in the list, click on the links or view the complete list.

RANK SITE SYSTEM CORES RMAX (TFLOP/S) RPEAK (TFLOP/S) POWER (KW)
1 National Super Computer Center in Guangzhou
China
Tianhe-2 (MilkyWay-2) – TH-IVB-FEP Cluster, Intel Xeon E5-2692 12C 2.200GHz, TH Express-2, Intel Xeon Phi 31S1P
NUDT
3,120,000 33,862.7 54,902.4 17,808
2 DOE/SC/Oak Ridge National Laboratory
United States
Titan – Cray XK7 , Opteron 6274 16C 2.200GHz, Cray Gemini interconnect, NVIDIA K20x
Cray Inc.
560,640 17,590.0 27,112.5 8,209
3 DOE/NNSA/LLNL
United States
Sequoia – BlueGene/Q, Power BQC 16C 1.60 GHz, Custom
IBM
1,572,864 17,173.2 20,132.7 7,890
4 RIKEN Advanced Institute for Computational Science (AICS)
Japan
K computer, SPARC64 VIIIfx 2.0GHz, Tofu interconnect
Fujitsu
705,024 10,510.0 11,280.4 12,660
5 DOE/SC/Argonne National Laboratory
United States
Mira – BlueGene/Q, Power BQC 16C 1.60GHz, Custom
IBM
786,432 8,586.6 10,066.3 3,945
6 DOE/NNSA/LANL/SNL
United States
Trinity – Cray XC40, Xeon E5-2698v3 16C 2.3GHz, Aries interconnect
Cray Inc.
301,056 8,100.9 11,078.9
7 Swiss National Supercomputing Centre (CSCS)
Switzerland
Piz Daint – Cray XC30, Xeon E5-2670 8C 2.600GHz, Aries interconnect , NVIDIA K20x
Cray Inc.
115,984 6,271.0 7,788.9 2,325
8 HLRS РH̦chstleistungsrechenzentrum Stuttgart
Germany
Hazel Hen – Cray XC40, Xeon E5-2680v3 12C 2.5GHz, Aries interconnect
Cray Inc.
185,088 5,640.2 7,403.5
9 King Abdullah University of Science and Technology
Saudi Arabia
Shaheen II – Cray XC40, Xeon E5-2698v3 16C 2.3GHz, Aries interconnect
Cray Inc.
196,608 5,537.0 7,235.2 2,834
10 Texas Advanced Computing Center/Univ. of Texas
United States
Stampede – PowerEdge C8220, Xeon E5-2680 8C 2.700GHz, Infiniband FDR, Intel Xeon Phi SE10P
Dell
462,462 5,168.1

The following video provides an overview of the Tianhe 2:

The following video show the Titan Cray XK7 is known as the world’s #1 open source supercomputer.

The following link provides a list of Top 500‘s winner in each of the last 20 years.

David Russell Schilling

David enjoys writing about high technology and its potential to make life better for all who inhabit planet earth.

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