November 2007

The latest list shows five new entrants in the Top 10, which includes sites in the United States, Germany, India and Sweden. The 30th edition of the TOP500 list was released today (Nov. 12, 2007) at SC07, the international conference on high performance computing, networking, storage and analysis, in Reno, Nevada.

The Top 10 shows five new and one substantially upgraded system with five of these changes placing at the top five positions.

The No. 1 position was again claimed by the BlueGene/L System, a joint development of IBM and the Department of Energy's (DOE) National Nuclear Security Administration (NNSA) and installed at DOE's Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory in Livermore, Calif. Although BlueGene/L has occupied the No. 1 position since November 2004, the current system has been significantly expanded and now achieves a Linpack benchmark performance of 478.2 TFop/s ("teraflops" or trillions of calculations per second), compared to 280.6 TFlop/s six months ago before its upgrade.

At No. 2 is a brand-new first installation of a newer version of the same type of IBM system. It is a BlueGene/P system installed in Germany at theForschungszentrum Juelich (FZJ) and it achieved performance of 167.3 TFlop/s.

The No. 3 system is not only new, but also the first system for a new supercomputing center, the New Mexico Computing Applications Center (NMCAC) in Rio Rancho, N.M. The system, built by SGI and based on the Altix ICE 8200 model, posted a speed of 126.9 TFlop/s.

For the first time ever, India placed a system in the Top 10. The Computational Research Laboratories, a wholly owned subsidiary of Tata Sons Ltd. in Pune, India, installed a Hewlett-Packard Cluster Platform 3000 BL460c system. They integrated this system with their own innovative routing technology and achieved 117.9 TFlop/s performance.

The No.5 system is also a new Hewlett-Packard Cluster Platform 3000 BL460c system and installed at a Swedish government agency. It was measured at 102.8 TFlop/s.

The last new system in the Top 10, placing No. 9, is a Cray XT4 system installed at the National Energy Research Scientific Computing Center (NERSC) at DOE's Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory and was ranked based on a Linpack performance of 85.4 TFlop/s.

TOP 10 Sites for November 2007

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Rank Site System Cores Rmax (TFlop/s) Rpeak (TFlop/s) Power (kW)
1 DOE/NNSA/LLNL
United States
BlueGene/L - eServer Blue Gene Solution
IBM
212,992 478.2 596.4 2,329
2 Forschungszentrum Juelich (FZJ)
Germany
JUGENE - Blue Gene/P Solution
IBM
65,536 167.3 222.8 504
3 SGI/New Mexico Computing Applications Center (NMCAC)
United States
SGI Altix ICE 8200, Xeon quad core 3.0 GHz
SGI
14,336 126.9 172.0
4 Computational Research Laboratories, TATA SONS
India
EKA - Cluster Platform 3000 BL460c, Xeon 53xx 3GHz, Infiniband
Hewlett-Packard
14,240 117.9 170.9
5 Government Agency
Sweden
Cluster Platform 3000 BL460c, Xeon 53xx 2.66GHz, Infiniband
Hewlett-Packard
13,728 102.8 146.4
6 NNSA/Sandia National Laboratories
United States
Red Storm - Sandia/ Cray Red Storm, Opteron 2.4 GHz dual core
Cray Inc.
26,569 102.2 127.5
7 DOE/SC/Oak Ridge National Laboratory
United States
Jaguar - Cray XT4/XT3
Cray Inc.
23,016 101.7 119.3
8 IBM Thomas J. Watson Research Center
United States
BGW - eServer Blue Gene Solution
IBM
40,960 91.3 114.7 448
9 DOE/SC/LBNL/NERSC
United States
Franklin - Cray XT4, 2.6 GHz
Cray Inc.
19,320 85.4 100.5 1,150
10 Stony Brook/BNL, New York Center for Computational Sciences
United States
New York Blue - eServer Blue Gene Solution
IBM
36,864 82.2 103.2 403