@HPCpodcast: Views and Insights on the New TOP500 List

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The big news on the Monday of each annual Supercomputing Conference is the release of the new TOP500 ranking of the world’s most powerful supercomputers. At this years SC23 here in Denver, the big news is that the  top 10 of this year’s list has more changes than any list in recent memory, and the Aurora system, now undergoing final installation tuning and optimization at Argonne National Laboratory, came in at no. 2 with a LINPACK (HPL) benchmark of 585 petaflops, short of the 2 exaflops expectations for the system when it becomes completely user-ready next year.

At no. 1: the Frontier supercomputer at Oak Ridge National Laboratory, still the only American exascale system. For more information on the new list, see our news story posted today.

In this episode, sponsored by Lenovo, Shahin and Doug break down the list, review the new entrants aong the list’s top 10, discuss the GREEN500 and other benchmark categories, and look at trends among usage of key HPC-enabling technologies, including chips and interconnects.

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