The top three positions in the Green500 are all taken by supercomputers installed in Japan that are based on the ZettaScaler-2.2 architecture using PEZY-SC2 accelerators, while all other system in the top 10 use NVIDIA GPUs.
The most energy-efficient supercomputer is once again the Shoubu system B, a ZettaScaler-2.2 system installed at the Advanced Center for Computing and Communication, RIKEN, Japan. It was remeasured and achieved 18.4 gigaflops/watt during its 858 teraflops Linpack performance run. It is ranked number 359 in the TOP500 list.
The second-most energy-efficient system is Suiren2 system at the High Energy Accelerator Research Organization/KEK, Japan. This ZettaScaler-2.2 system achieved 16.8 gigaflops/watt and is listed at position 419 in the TOP500. Number three on the Green500 is the Sakura system installed at PEZY Computing. It achieved 16.7 gigaflops/watt and occupies position 385 on the TOP500 list.
They are followed by the DGX SaturnV Volta system in the US; the Summit system in the US, the TSUBAME 3.0 system, AIST AI Cloud system, the AI Bridging Cloud Infrastructure (ABCI) system, all from Japan; the new IBM MareNostrum P9 cluster in Spain; the DOE’s Summit system; and Wilkes-2, from the UK. All of these systems use various NVIDIA GPUs.
The most energy-efficient supercomputer that doesn’t rely on accelerators of any kind is the Sunway TaihuLight, which is powered exclusively by ShenWei processors. Its 6.05 gigaflops/watt earned it 22nd place on the Green500 list.
Green500 List for June 2018
Listed below are the June 2018 The Green500's energy-efficient supercomputers ranked from 1 to 10. For more information about the sites and systems in the list, click on the links or view the complete list.