The 10th annual Russian Top50 list was released on Tuesday. You can find the list here, but unless you can read Russian it won’t do you much good. Happily, though, they emailed the announcement to me in English. Here are some highlights
The 10th edition of the rating has demonstrated further performance growth of the supercomputer systems in the CIS. Since the latest publication the total peak performance of such systems has grown by 14.95% and reached 510 TFlop/s (trillions floating-point operations per second). The total performance tested by Linpack has also grown by 15.33% and reached 382.6 TFlop/s within half-year. Thus, the average peak performance has for the first time exceeded 10 TFlop/s and amounts to 7.65 TFlop/s as tested by Linpack.
14 new systems were added this year, and 47 of the Top50 exceed a TFLOPS in performance. HP has the top slot, and the Russian-made SKIF MSU is in second
The supercomputer MVS-100K developed by Hewlett-Packard has maintained the leading position in the rating of Supercomputers.ru. The system is installed in the RAS Joint Supercomputer Center. The performance of the updated system amounts to 71.28 TFlop/s as tested by Linpack and 75% of the peak performance (95.04 TFlop/s).
The supercomputer SKIF MSU ‘Chebyshev’ has ranked second. The supercomputer was jointly developed by the Lomonosov MSU, the company ‘T-Platforms’ and the RAS Institute of Programming Systems. It is located in the MSU Research Computer Center. The real performance of the SKIF MSU ‘Chebyshev’ amounts to 47.3 TFlop/s as tested by Linpack which is 78.9% of the peak performance (60 TFlop/s).
HP actually has several systems in the top 10, including slots 6 and 7 along with number 1.
The amount of systems based on Intel chipsets in the 10th edition has decreased insignificantly, from 40 to 37, although they are still dominating. The rating contains 7 systems based on AMD chipsets (compared to 4 in the previous edition), 5 systems based on IBM chipsets (unchanged) and 1 system based on HP chipsets (unchanged). There is a continuous increase in the amount of CPU cores: in this edition it is 128 or higher, with 15 systems having over 1024 cores.