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Top500 visualization revisited, this time with the EU

After my post on Europe’s continued HPC planning at a massive scale, I started wondering how the Top500 visualization would look with all the EU countries added together. As before, click the thumbs to see a bigger picture.

Top500In the first image each country in the Top500 is represented by a circle. The size of the circle is the sum (in GFLOPS) of Rpeak for systems in that country; note that the US dominates the image.

Top500

In the second visualization all of the countries that are members of the EU have been grouped together (see the full list here; oddly Norway and Switzerland are not in the EU). Here the picture is much, much different — the EU is still smaller than the US, but it is a clear contender today with roughly 41% the Rpeak of the United States. And that is before most of the EU’s grand HPC plans have turned into hardware.

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