@HPCpodcast: An Analysis of the New Top500 List

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In this episode of @HPCpodcast, sponsored by Lenovo, Shahin and Doug discuss the big news on the Monday of each annual ISC conference in Germany, the release of the new Top500 ranking of the world’s most powerful supercomputers.

At ISC 2024 here in Hamburg, we learned that the U.S. now has two exascale-class systems, the AMD/HPE-Cray Frontier system at Oak Ridge National Laboratory and, at last, the Intel/HPE-Cray Aurora system housed at Argonne National Lab, with a LINPACK benchmark of 1.012.

We also take a quick run-through the rest of the top 10 systems, of which there is one new entrant, while Shahin offers more of a deep-dive into trends and developments revealed by the new list. Finally, we include comments on Aurora’s delivered benchmark versus expectations, an issue further fleshed out in insideHPC’s coverage of the Top500 published yesterday.

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