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Mon, 20. June 2011 – 17:50

That is impressive:

A Japanese supercomputer took the world title for the fastest computer in the world, after the latest TOP500 list was announced Monday morning at the International Supercomputing Conference in Hamburg, Germany. Fujitsu’s K Computer, powered by the latest SPARC64 VIIIfx CPUs and the “Tofu” interconnect delivered a world beating 8.162 petaflops on the Linpack benchmark, vaulting over the now second-place 2.57 petaflop Tianhe-1A supercomputer in China and third-place 1.76 petaflop Jaguar supercomputer in the US.

K Computer

I just was listening to the June 10 edition of HPCwire Soundbite, with a program gearing up towards ISC’11, when I decided that it actually might not be too bad of an idea to also have a look at the online edition of the magazine as well. As it turns out just today the Japanese have announced a considerable leap in compute performance with their K computer:

8.16 petaflops K computer Japan
2.57 petaflops Tianhe-1A China
1.76 petaflops Jaguar United States
1.27 petaflops Nebulae China
1.19 petaflops TSUBAME 2.0 Japan
1.11 petaflops Cielo United States
1.08 petaflops Pleiades United States
1.05 petaflops Hopper United States
1.05 petaflops Tera-100 France
1.04 petaflops Roadrunner United States

The really remarkable about this list is, by now all of the Top-10 machine deliver more than 1 petaflops in compute capability!