The TOP500 authors encourage the HPC community to submit entries for the 56th TOP500 and Green500 lists.
The November 2020 TOP500 list is released during the SC20 Supercomputing Conference.
We are interested in new entries as well as entries that are no longer valid. Please feel free to contact the authors here if you have questions. The guidelines for submission of entries can be found here.
At the IEEE CAS/EDS AI Compute Symposium, IBM Research introduced new technology and partnerships designed to dynamically run massive AI workloads in hybrid clouds: The company said it is developing analog AI, combining compute and memory in a single device designed to alleviate “the von Neumann bottleneck,” a limitation resulting from traditional hardware architectures in […]
Oct. 23, 2020 — Los Angeles Fire Department Capt. Tim Werle cranked the temperature up to 110 degrees Fahrenheit, tuned the Santa Ana winds to swirl hard from the northeast, and dropped the humidity down to a bone-dry 5%. He carefully picked his target, a mostly uninhabited grasslands preserve just outside San Diego. With a […]
The Gen-Z Consortium has announced it will participate in the upcoming Flash Memory Summit and SC20 conferences. Along with speaking engagements and panel participation, the interconnect consortium will showcase Gen-Z technology demos from member companies in GenZ’s virtual booths. Flash Memory Summit, Nov. 10-12, will include online presentations along with a virtual exhibit hall featuring […]
One of the most powerful supercomputers in the world, LUMI, will start its operations in CSC's data centre in Kajaani, Finland, next year. The peak performance of LUMI is 552 Petaflop/s. The system will be installed by HPE Cray. For comparison, the world's fastest computer, Fugaku in Japan, reaches a peak performance of 513 Petaflop/s. The LINPACK HPL performance is 375 Petaflop/s. When LUMI's operations start next year, it will be one of the world's fastest supercomputers, somewhere amongst the 10 fastest..
The lecture on scientific computing for systems biology by Ivo F. Sbalzarini is opening the new series of ICM virtual seminars on significant developments and problems in computer and computational science. The Virtual ICM Seminar with prof. Sbalzarini will take place on October 22, 2020 (4 pm CEST) and is open for all. The organizer of the lecture is the Interdisciplinary Centre for Mathematical and Computational Modelling (ICM) at the University of Warsaw..
DATA AT THE CENTER OF THE SOCIETY
Datacenters can be considered as a sort of nervous system of the contemporary society. Just like the human nervous system, datacenters are not single structures, working on their own. Quite the contrary, “datacenters” are heterogeneous systems with multiple layers of complexity and integration and interaction, internally and externally. This apparently obvious statement should nevertheless be never forgotten because we are entering an era in which datacenters will play a fundamental role in our daily lives. And to make the next digital revolution (in fact, already undergoing), sustainable, we as an industry must find …
The new top system, Fugaku, turned in a High Performance Linpack (HPL) result of 415.5 petaflops, besting the now second-place Summit system by a factor of 2.8x. Fugaku, is powered by Fujitsu’s 48-core A64FX SoC, becoming the first number one system on the list to be powered by ARM processors. In single or further reduced precision, which are often used in machine learning and AI applications, Fugaku’s peak performance is over 1,000 petaflops (1 exaflops). The new system is installed at RIKEN Center for Computational Science (R-CCS) in Kobe, Japan.
The most energy-efficient system on the Green500 is the MN-3, based on a new server from Preferred Networks. It achieved a record 21.1 gigaflops/watt during its 1.62 petaflops performance run. The system derives its superior power efficiency from the MN-Core chip, an accelerator optimized for matrix arithmetic. It is ranked number 395 in the TOP500 list.
In second position is the new NVIDIA Selene supercomputer, a DGX A100 SuperPOD powered by the new A100 GPUs. It occupies position seven on the TOP500.