Sequoia Tops Top500 List

Sequoia supercomputer rates the best on Top500 list in speed and energy efficiency

The IBM BlueGene/Q system named Sequoia leads the most recent Top500 list, which was released June 18th at the International Supercomputing Conference in Hamburg, Germany.

The Sequoia supercomputer, which is installed at the US Department of Energy’s Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory, achieved 16.32 PFLOPS on the Linpack benchmark using 1,572,864 cores.

According to the press release, Fujitsu’s “K Computer,” which is installed at the RIKEN Advanced Institute for Computational Science in Kobe, Japan, is now the No. 2 system with 10.51 PFLOPS on the Linpack benchmark using 705,024 SPARC64 processing cores. The K Computer held the No. 1 spot on the previous two lists.

Also, the new Mira supercomputer, an IBM BlueGene/Q system installed at Argonne National Laboratory in Illinois, debuted at No. 3 on the list, with 8.15 PFLOPS on the Linpack benchmark using 786,432 cores. The upgraded Jaguar at Oak Ridge National Laboratory in Tennessee now ranks No. 6.

The TOP500 list is compiled by Hans Meuer of the University of Mannheim, Germany, Erich Strohmaier and Horst Simon of Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory, and Jack Dongarra of the University of Tennessee, Knoxville. You can read more at: