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Announcing the 3rd Annual Irish Supercomputer List

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The third Irish Supercomputer list was released today, ranking the fastest high performance computers in Ireland. And for the first time, the list included entries from Northern Ireland.

Nov. 2014 TOP500 List Offers Few Surprises

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Today TOP500.org announced that, for the fourth consecutive time, Tianhe-2, a supercomputer developed by China’s National University of Defense Technology, has retained its position as the world’s No. 1 system with a performance of 33.86 petaflop/s (quadrillions of calculations per second) on the Linpack benchmark, according to the 44th edition of the twice-yearly TOP500 list of the world’s most powerful supercomputers.

TOP500 Site Gets New Look and Expands Content

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Today the Prometeus GmbH group in Germany re-launched the TOP500 site. The website has been redesigned to provide readers with year-round content regarding events and news in the HPC community as well as provide insights into industry and technology trends.

Optimizing the HPCG Benchmark on GPUs

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“Over at the Parallel for All Blog, Everett Phillips and Massimiliano Fatica write that GPUs offer good acceleration on the new HPCG benchmark that has been designed to augment Linpack as a measure of performance for the TOP500. Their GPU porting strategy focused on parallelizing the Symmetric Gauss-Seidel smoother (SYMGS), which accounts for approximately two thirds of the benchmark flops.”

STORM Insights Looks at the HPC Market

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In this video, Adrian Bowles from STORM Insights discusses the TOP500 in terms of market share and other trends in the high performance computing market. “STORM Insights, Inc is an emerging technology market intelligence firm, providing services for tech buyers, sellers, investors and analysts.”

Video: Founders Discuss the Latest TOP500 List

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In this video, Jack Dongarra, Erich Strohmaier, and Michael Resch discuss the current TOP500 list at ISC’14. “Although the United States remains the top country in terms of overall systems with 233, this is down from 265 on the November 2013 list. The number of Chinese systems on the list rose from 63 to 76, giving the Asian nation nearly as many supercomputers as the UK, with 30; France, with 27; and Germany, with 23; combined. Japan also increased its showing, up to 30 from 28 on the previous list.”

Gauss Centre Demonstrates Continued Leadership in TOP500

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With the release of the latest TOP500 list last week, the Gauss Centre for Supercomputing (GCS) reports continued leadership in high performance computing in Europe.

Irish Supercomputer List Grows its Ranks

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Today the latest Irish Supercomputer List was released with 50 percent more compute cores than last year.

For the TOP500, the Milky Way Continues to Shine

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China now has nearly as many top-ranking supercomputers as Britain, France and Germany combined, and its Tianhe-2 leads the TOP500 list of the world’s fastest supercomputers — for the third consecutive time.

June TOP500 List Shows it’s Lonely at the Top

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This is getting to sound familiar. “For the third consecutive list, Tianhe-2 remains world’s No. 1 system with a performance of 33.86 Petaflops on the Linpack benchmark. The US entries from Titan and Sequoia come in at number two and three, respectively, followed by the formidable K computer in Japan coming in at number four.”