HPCG - November 2020

The TOP500 list has incorporated the High-Performance Conjugate Gradient (HPCG) Benchmark results, which provides an alternative metric for assessing supercomputer performance and is meant to complement the HPL measurement.

The list-leading Fugaku expanded its HPCG result with a record 16.0 HPCG-petaflops. The two US Department of Energy systems, Summit at ORNL and Sierra at LLNL, are second and third, respectively, on the HPCG benchmark. Summit achieved 2.93 HPCG-petaflops and Sierra 1.80 HPCG-petaflops. The only other systems to break the petaflops barrier on HPCG are the upgraded Selene system at 1.62 petaflops and the new JUWELS Booster Module at 1.28 petaflops.

HPL-AI Results

The HPL-AI benchmark seeks to highlight the convergence of HPC and artificial intelligence (AI) workloads based on machine learning and deep learning by solving a system of linear equations using novel, mixed-precision algorithms that exploit modern hardware.

The top-ranked system for this benchmark is RIKEN’s Fugaku system, which achieved 2.0 exaflops of mixed precision computation. At number two is ORNL’s Summit supercomputer, which achieved 0.55 exaflops, followed by NVIDIA’s Selene which turned in an HPL-AI result of 0.25 exaflops.

Rank TOP500 Rank System Cores Rmax (TFlop/s) HPCG (TFlop/s)
1 1 Supercomputer Fugaku - Supercomputer Fugaku, A64FX 48C 2.2GHz, Tofu interconnect D, Fujitsu
RIKEN Center for Computational Science
7,630,848 442,010.0 16004.50
2 2 Summit - IBM Power System AC922, IBM POWER9 22C 3.07GHz, NVIDIA Volta GV100, Dual-rail Mellanox EDR Infiniband, IBM
DOE/SC/Oak Ridge National Laboratory
United States
2,414,592 148,600.0 2925.75
3 3 Sierra - IBM Power System AC922, IBM POWER9 22C 3.1GHz, NVIDIA Volta GV100, Dual-rail Mellanox EDR Infiniband, IBM / NVIDIA / Mellanox
United States
1,572,480 94,640.0 1795.67
4 5 Selene - NVIDIA DGX A100, AMD EPYC 7742 64C 2.25GHz, NVIDIA A100, Mellanox HDR Infiniband, Nvidia
NVIDIA Corporation
United States
555,520 63,460.0 1622.51
5 7 JUWELS Booster Module - Bull Sequana XH2000 , AMD EPYC 7402 24C 2.8GHz, NVIDIA A100, Mellanox HDR InfiniBand/ParTec ParaStation ClusterSuite, Atos
Forschungszentrum Juelich (FZJ)
449,280 44,120.0 1275.36
6 10 Dammam-7 - Cray CS-Storm, Xeon Gold 6248 20C 2.5GHz, NVIDIA Tesla V100 SXM2, InfiniBand HDR 100, HPE
Saudi Aramco
Saudi Arabia
672,520 22,400.0 881.40
7 8 HPC5 - PowerEdge C4140, Xeon Gold 6252 24C 2.1GHz, NVIDIA Tesla V100, Mellanox HDR Infiniband, Dell EMC
Eni S.p.A.
669,760 35,450.0 860.32
8 19 TOKI-SORA - PRIMEHPC FX1000, A64FX 48C 2.2GHz, Tofu interconnect D, Fujitsu
Japan Aerospace eXploration Agency
276,480 16,592.0 614.22
9 13 Trinity - Cray XC40, Xeon E5-2698v3 16C 2.3GHz, Intel Xeon Phi 7250 68C 1.4GHz, Aries interconnect, Cray/HPE
United States
979,072 20,158.7 546.12
10 33 Plasma Simulator - SX-Aurora TSUBASA A412-8, Vector Engine Type10AE 8C 1.58GHz, Infiniband HDR 200, NEC
National Institute for Fusion Science (NIFS)
34,560 7,892.7 529.16