Supercomputers at their best – Top 5 on the list

Supercomputers are a necessity of modern age research and use as they are the brain of many mainframes, control complex functions such as the internet, space travel and complex equation computation. Supercomputers are growing in number with each passing day, still there are a number of unique beasts out there.

Here is a list of the top 5 supercomputers.

1. Tianhe 1A

Ownership: China, Tianjin, National Center for Supercomputers

Speed:  2,57 peta FLOP/s

Specs: 229376 GB memory, Inter EM64T Xeon X56xx (Westmere-EP) 2930 MHz processors. Operates on Linux.


2. Jaguar

Ownership: U.S.A. Oak Ridge National Laboratory

Speed: 1,75 peta FLOP/s

Specs: AMD X86-64 Opteron Six Core 2600 MHz processors. Operates on Linux.


3. Nebulae

Ownership: Shenzhen, National Supercomputing Center

Speed: 10.64 GFLOP/s

Specs: Intel EM64T Xeon X56xx (Westmere-EP) 2660 MHz processor, NVDIA Tesla C2050 GPU. Operates on Linux.


4. TSUBAME 2.0.

Ownership: Tokyo Institute of Technology

Speed: 11.72 GFLOP/s

Specs: Processor of Intel Em64T Xeon X56xx (Westmere-EP) 2930 MHz, NVIDIA GPU. Operates on Linux and Windows.


5. Hopper

Ownership: U.S.A. Department of Energy’s National Energy Research Scientific Computing Center.

Speed: 8.4 GFLOP/s

Specs: AMD x86-64 Opteron 12 Core 2100 MHz processor. Operates on Linux.

Article publié pour la première fois le 13/10/2012

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