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The Top 5 World Fastest Supercomputers!

November 15, 2007

It seems that every month we hear motherboard and other hardware chip makers boasting how fast their products can process. Today, Crystal Coast Tech Blog is presenting you the world top 5 world fastest supercomputers starting from:

  1. The world’s fastest supercomputer is the BlueGene/L System, a joint development of IBM and the Department of Energy’s (DOE) National Nuclear Security Administration (NNSA) and installed at DOE’s Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory in Livermore, California. Although the system is running for the first place since 2004, it has significantly improved, and now achieves a Linpack benchmark performance of 478.2 TFop/s (“teraflops” or trillions of calculations per second), compared to 280.6 TFlop/s six months ago before its upgrade.
  2. The world’s second fastest supercomputer is a brand-new first installation of a newer version of the same type of IBM system. It is a BlueGene/P system installed in Germany at the Forschungszentrum Juelich (FZJ) and it achieved performance of 167.3 TFlop/s.
  3. The world’s third fastest supercomputer is not only new, but also the first system for a new supercomputing center, the New Mexico Computing Applications Center (NMCAC) in Rio Rancho, N.M. The system, built by SGI and based on the Altix ICE 8200 model, posted a speed of 126.9 TFlop/s.
  4. The world’s fourth fastest supercomputer is residing at the Computational Research Laboratories, a wholly owned subsidiary of Tata Sons Ltd. in Pune, India, being installed with a Hewlett-Packard Cluster Platform 3000 BL460c system. They integrated this system with their own innovative routing technology and achieved 117.9 TFlop/s performance.
  5. The world’s fifth fastestsupercomputer is a new Hewlett-Packard Cluster Platform 3000 BL460c system and installed at a Swedish government agency. It was measured at 102.8 TFlop/s.

If you are interested to find out what kind of supercomputers are ranked in the list, you may wish to visit Top500.org.

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