Turning our eyes back towards SC13 and supercomputers one more time this week, we have the biannual supercomputer rankings, which are released every spring and every fall. These rankings are composed of the Top500 and Green500, which rank supercomputers based on total performance and power efficiency respectively. These lists are admittedly mostly for bragging rights, but they do give us an interesting look at what the top computers in the world currently look like. Top500 Top 6 Supercomputers Supercomputer Architecture Performance (Rmax, TFLOPS) Power Consumption (kW) Efficiency (MFLOPS/W) Tianhe-2 Xeon + Xeon Phi 33862.7 17808 1901.5 Titan Opteron + Tesla 17590.0 8209 2142.7 Sequoia BlueGene/Q 17173.2 7890 2176.5 K Computer SPARC64 10510.0 12660 830.1 Mira BlueGene/Q 8586.6 3945 2176.5 Piz Daint Xeon + Tesla 6271.0 1753 3185.9 Starting with the Top500, the top of the list remains unchanged from what we saw in June. Further supercomputers have come online in the last 6 months, but none large enough in scale to...

IBM and NVIDIA Announce Data Analytics & Supercomputer Partnership

Our other piece of significant NVIDIA news to coincide with the start of SC13 comes via a joint announcement from NVIDIA and IBM. Together the two are announcing a...

12 by Ryan Smith on 11/18/2013

NVIDIA Launches Tesla K40

Kicking off today is the annual International Conference for High Performance Computing, Networking, Storage, and Analysis, better known as SC. For NVIDIA, next to their annual GPU Technology Conference...

7 by Ryan Smith on 11/18/2013

Piz Daint Supercomputer Announced, Powered By Tesla K20X

Along with NVIDIA’s keynote this morning (which should be wrapping up by the time this article goes live), NVIDIA also has a couple other announcements that are hitting the...

9 by Ryan Smith on 3/19/2013

Cineca’s Tesla K20-Based “Eurora” Supercomputer Unveiled; Water Cooling Unlocks Extra Efficiency

We typically don’t cover a lot of supercomputing news outside of the major Top500/Green500 announcements due to the fact that the launches of so many supercomputers are clustered around...

17 by Ryan Smith on 1/31/2013

Green500 Supercomputer List Released: Intel Takes Top Spot, Followed By AMD, NVIDIA

Coinciding with the publication of the Top500 supercomputer list earlier this week, the Top500’s sister list, the Green500, was published earlier this morning. The Green500 is essentially to power...

11 by Ryan Smith on 11/14/2012

Titan Takes #1 Spot on Top500 List with 17.59 Petaflops in LINPACK

Last month I took a tour of Oak Ridge National Laboratory and visited the final stages of the assembly of the Titan supercomputer. Titan brings together 18,688 compute nodes...

20 by Anand Lal Shimpi on 11/12/2012

NVIDIA Launches Tesla K20 & K20X: GK110 Arrives At Last

Continuing our SC12 related coverage today, while AMD was the first GPU announcement of the day they are not the only one. NVIDIA is also using the venue to...

73 by Ryan Smith on 11/12/2012

NVIDIA’s Maximus Technology: Quadro + Tesla, Launching Today

Back at SIGGRAPH 2011 NVIDIA announced Project Maximus, an interesting technology initiative to allow customers to combine Tesla and Quadro products together in a single workstation and to use...

29 by Ryan Smith on 11/14/2011

GTC 2010 Day 1: NVIDIA Announces Future GPU Families for 2011 And 2013

We’re currently down in San Jose, California covering NVIDIA’s annual GPU Technology Conference. While we're only covering the final 2 days of the conference, on Tuesday NVIDIA's CEO Jen-Hsun...

82 by Ryan Smith on 9/22/2010

NVIDIA Announces Parallel Nsight 1.5 & CUDA Toolkit 3.2

Not to be outdone by Intel’s IDF and AMD’s counter-meeting this week, NVIDIA’s GPU Computing group has their own announcement this week ahead of their GPU Technology Conference next...

23 by Ryan Smith on 9/14/2010

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