USC Claims 7th Fastest Academic Supercomputer

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USC has announced itself as having the 7th fastest supercomputing among academic organizations.  Their latest machine, a 768 node cluster, clocked in at 44.19Tflops.  This places the machine 61st overall on the Top500 list.

USC’s HPCC has achieved its current status among the world’s top supercomputer sites through moderate local investments and without national funding,” said Priya Vashishta, faculty executive director of High-Performance Computing and Communications. “USC’s approach to granting access to its supercomputing resources is one of the best in the nation: HPCC allows USC faculty and graduate students unfettered access to a world-class facility.”

Interestingly enough, the machine has a 10 gigabit interconnect backbone.  No mention on whether this is Myrinet or Ethernet.

For more info, read the full release here.


  1. The fabric is 10G Myrinet.