A new World Record was set by the Huazhong University team at the Student Cluster Competition at ISC 2016. Using Nvidia Tesla K80 GPUs, the team recorded 12.56 teraflops on the LINPACK benchmark, while staying within a 3-Kw power consumption limit.
This is the third straight time the Tesla K80 has been used to break this record since the GPU was launched a year and a half ago. A team from Zhejiang University, of China, set the previous mark, at the Asia Supercomputer Community 2016 challenge in April. At the same event a year earlier, a team from Singapore Nanyang Technological University was the first to use the Tesla K80 to set the LINPACK record.
Student Cluster Competitions are designed to foster a generation of computer scientists and researchers able to build supercomputers that can tackle complex computational problems in a wide variety of fields.