TOP500 Expands Exaflops Capacity Amidst Low Turnover
Nov. 16, 2020

FRANKFURT, Germany; BERKELEY, Calif.; and KNOXVILLE, Tenn.—The 56th edition of the TOP500 saw the Japanese Fugaku supercomputer solidify its number one status in a list that reflects a flattening performance growth curve.  Although two new systems managed to make it into the top 10, the full list recorded the smallest number of new entries since the project began in 1993.

The entry level to the list moved up to 1.32 petaflops on the High Performance Linpack (HPL) benchmark, a small increase from 1.23 petaflops recorded in the June 2020 rankings. In a similar vein, the aggregate performance of all …


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11/2020 Highlights

After a make-over of the Top10 in June we again see some interesting changes driven by two system upgrades (#1 Fugaku and #5 Selene) and two new systems (#7 JUWELS Booster Module and #10 Dammam-7). The full list however recorded the smallest number of new entries ever since the project started in 1993.

Supercomputer Fugaku, a system based on Fujitsu’s custom ARM A64FX processor remains the new No. 1. It is installed at the RIKEN Center for Computational Science (R-CCS) in Kobe, Japan, the location of the former K-Computer. It was co-developed in close partnership by Riken and Fujitsu and uses Fujitsu’s Tofu D interconnect to transfer data between nodes. It increased in size by about 5% which allowed it to improve its HPL benchmark score to 442 Pflop/s easily exceeding the No. 2 Summit by 3x.

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