The list of 500 fastest supercomputers in the world has in your 26. Year, a milestone reached: for the First time, the last listed computer comes to a performance in the Petaflops range.
A Petaflops is equivalent to a quadrillion operations per second – a speed that was reserved several years ago, only a few plants.
the best list, which is published twice a year at the International Supercomputing Conference (ISC) is Cited, two in the U.S. operated facilities, space, three, and four occupied China.
Also, Germany has finished in the Top Ten. The system SuperMUC-NG at the Leibniz Rechenzentrum in Munich managed, with a capacity of 19.5 Petaflops on place nine.
The first two places are occupied by the IBM-built Supercomputer. “Summit” is, with a record capacity of 148,6 Petaflops the fastest computer in the world and stands at the Oak Ridge National Laboratory in Tennessee.
second place goes to the “Sierra” at the Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory in California, which comes to a peak power of 94.6 Petaflops. Close on the heels of China, with its fastest System “Sunway TaihuLight”, which is installed with 93 Petaflops at the national Supercomputer center in Wuxi. Also the fourth place in China filled with “Tianhe-2A”, called “Milky Way”, from Guangzhou, at 61.4 Petaflops.
New in the Top Ten Frontera”, an American Supercomputer advanced “with a peak power of 23.5 Petaflops from the manufacturer Dell, which is used at the University of Texas. The United States has a total of five systems in the Top Ten, which had led a year ago, even China. In addition to the United States and China, Switzerland (“Piz Daint are still represented” 21.2 Petaflops in sixth place), Japan (“AI Bridging Cloud Infrastructure” with 19.8 Petaflops on the place of eight), as well as Germany.
With a Supercomputer from the manufacturer Lenovo has managed Germany in ninth place. “SuperMUC-NG” is working at the Leibniz-Rechenzentrum in Garching near Munich and comes on a performance of 19.5 Petaflops.
The plant, which was half a year ago on the eighth place – the “NG” stands for “Next Generation” – is researchers from all over Europe to work in fields of Astro -, and solid-state physics, in medicine, or the disasters and environmental research.
On the last place in the ranking is a Lenovo computer of the Chinese Internet Company N D2 came up to 1,022 Petaflops.
The “Top 500″list is published for 26 years, semi-annual Supercomputer Conference, held this time in Frankfurt am Main. You no longer it is still considered as an important benchmark in the industry, some critics consider the type of measurement for time. The so-called Linpack Benchmark determines the speed, but not the computational efficiency of a plant. For complex calculations like simulations in climate research, or machine Learning, but it is not alone a quick calculation, but for the different work steps the optimized use of computing power.