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supercomputer sites

A compilation of the 500 most powerful computers and their installations was started in 1993 and is updated twice a year. Created to track high-performance computing systems and detect trends, the TOP500 uses the Linpack benchmark to rank the computers. To view the list, which includes system specifications, visit www.top500.org.

In 2008, IBM's Roadrunner was the first computer to exceed one petaFLOPS (see Roadrunner). In 2010, China's Tianhe-1A supercomputer claimed the top speed with 2.4 petaFLOPS. Meaning "Milky Way," the Tianhe-1A was built with 14,336 Intel CPUs and 7,168 NVIDIA GPUs, along with a Chinese-developed interconnect to achieve 2.4 quadrillion floating point calculations per second (FLOPs).

Ten Million Processing Cores
In 2016, China's Sunway TaihuLight used 40,960 Chinese ShenWei RISC processors, each containing 256 cores, to achieve 93 petaFLOPS (125 at peak performance). See petaFLOPS and supercomputer.
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Meanwhile, the government has started a new experimental research network under the auspices of the NSF called the Very High Speed Backbone Network Service (vBNS), which will continue to connect the supercomputer sites and provide the testbed for new "very high speed" network operations.(1)
Etnus, the leading supplier of parallel application debuggers for the high performance computing community, has announced that the TotalView debugger/analyzer was selected for use on Hitachi SR8000 high performance computing systems, three of which are ranked in the top ten on the TOP500 Supercomputer Sites list compiled by the University of Mannheim and University of Tennessee.
USC's HPCC has quickly risen to become a leader among supercomputing centers and makes steady IT investments to achieve its current status among the world's top supercomputer sites.
If no one comes up with anything bigger in the meantime, the system will send Hitachi to the top of the world's of highest performing supercomputer sites. Intel Corp's 9,472 ASCI Red system performs 2.1Tflops.
(Nasdaq:CRAY), Seattle, has announced that its supercomputers were the largest and fastest among leading vendors' systems in the latest independent list of the world's "Top500 Supercomputer Sites." In addition to averaging 34 percent faster than the closest major competitor in this theoretical speed test, the company's Cray T3E(TM) supercomputer continues to hold the world record for actual computer speed.
Silicon Graphics Inc plans to reveal the first of its new SVI supercomputer sites in a week or two.
The SP already holds the most spots -- 141 -- on the list of top 500 supercomputer sites compiled by supercomputing experts Jack Dongarra from the University of Tennessee and Erich Strohmaier and Hans Meuer of the University of Mannheim (Germany).