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...

June 2013 Top500 List Published: Xeon Phi Takes Top Spot

Kicking off this week is the International Supercomputing Conference in Leipzig, Germany, one of the two major supercomputing/high performance computing conferences of the year. There will be several announcements...

16 by Ryan Smith on 6/17/2013

The Xeon Phi at work at TACC

The Xeon Phi family of co-processors was announced in June, but Intel finally disclosed additional details about the first shipping implementation of Larrabee. In this short article we'll go...

47 by Johan De Gelas on 11/14/2012

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

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