Irish Supercomputer List Debuts

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The first-ever Irish Supercomputer List was released today with a mission to promote, advocate and advance HPC on the island. Ireland has been significantly upping its game in Supercomputing as of late, ranking #5 in the number of Top500 supercomputers per capita, behind only the United States, Switzerland, Norway and Sweden.

At the top of the list is Fionn, a brand new installation from the Irish Centre for High-End Computing, mentioned recently in our news items here at the Irish Supercomputer List. Fionn’s 140 TFlop/s performance also earned it a spot on the global Top500 Supercomputer List. Just behind Fionn is a private industry machine (anonymously submitted) with 128 TFlop/s, also a new Top500 entrant. Also featuring on the list are a number of former Top500 finishers.

According to the list, Ireland has more Top500 computing power (Rmax) than: Taiwan, Denmark, Belgium, Austria and Israel. Ireland has the same number of Top500 machines (system count) as: Spain, Poland, Hong Kong, Finland and Israel. All-in-all there are 15 machines represented from industry, academia and government/research institutions, collectively weighing in at 589 TFlop/s, more than half-way to 1 PFlop/s, and (if combined) enough to place at #54 in the world.

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