Gauss Centre Demonstrates Continued Leadership in TOP500


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


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


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


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.”

A Look at the Top500 List Countries


Over at, Gary M. Johnson writes that a total of 58 countries have posted at least one flag in the past 42 editions of the Top500 List. And with the latest TOP500 list coming out on June 23, the race for the world’s fastest supercomputers has never been more diverse.

DDN Powers 60 Percent of TOP500


Today DataDirect Networks announced that the company’s storage infrastructure solutions power more than 60 percent of TOP500 most powerful supercomputers.

Mellanox FDR InfiniBand Continues Momentum on the TOP500 at SC13


“FDR InfiniBand delivers today the highest performance for high-performance computing, cloud, Web 2.0, database and storage applications. Our interconnect solutions connect nearly half of the world’s Petaflop systems, demonstrating the high system efficiency and scalability that our interconnect provides. We continue with our development efforts to bring the next generation of 100Gb/s interconnect solutions, which are expected to be released in 2014/2015 time frame.”

Irish Supercomputer List Debuts

The first-ever Irish Supercomputer List was released today with a mission to promote, advocate and advance HPC on the island. I

China’s Tianhe-2 Supercomputer Stays #1 on TOP500 List


The new TOP500 list is out, and there is not much change to report the top systems remain the same as they were in the last list, which came out in June 2013.