List of Top Ten Supercomputers in the World

Thu, 01/28/2016 - 23:09 -- Umar Farooq

Tianhe-2 (Milkway-2)

Since 2013, Tianhe-2 is consecutively the most powerful computer in the world on top500 list of the world’s most powerful supercomputers

Specifications

location National Super Computer Center
Manufacturer National University of Defense Technology (NUDT)
Cores 3120,000
Memory 1024000 GB
Processor Intel Xeon E5-2692v2 12C 2.2GHz
Operating System Kylin Linux
Cost $390 million

Tianhe-2 China

Titan - Cray XK7

It was launched on October 29, 2012 by Cray Inc. and added to top500 list in November, 2012

Specifications

location Oak Ridge National Laboratory, Tennessee
Manufacturer Cray Inc.
Cores 560,640
Memory 710144 GB
Processor Opteron 6274 16C 2.2GHz
Operating System Cray Linux Environment
Cost $97 million

Sequoia

A former Top Ranker IMB Sequoia was launched and deployed on site LLNL in June 2012. It was designed by IBM for National Nuclear Security Laboratory. Sequoia is used for nuclear weapons simulation. It can also be used for climate change, astronomy and human genome.

Specifications

location Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory California, USA
Manufacturer IBM
Cores 1,572,864
Rmax 17,173.2 TFlop/s
Memory 1,572,864 GB
Processor Power BQC 16C 1.6GHz
Operating System Linux
Cost  

K Computer Japan

K computer is the one the world’s fastest computers in Japan capable of 10.51 petaflops. It is named after the Japanese word Kei which means 10 quadrillion.  It is designed by Fujitsu and sponsored by Ministry of Education, Culture, Sports, Science and Technology MEXT. It can be used for global climate change and disaster prevention. It annual running cost is approximately $10 million.

Specifications

location RIKEN Advanced Institute for Computational Science (AICS) Kobe, Japan
Manufacturer Fujitsu
Cores 705,024
Rmax 10,510 TFlop/s
Memory 1,410,048 GB
Processor SPARC64 VIIIfx 8C 2GHz
Operating System Linux
Cost $1.25 billion

IMB Mira

Currently the world fifth fattest supercomputer designed by IBM and United States Department of Energy. Mira is best energy efficient. Mira is useful in fields of scientific research including cosmology, computational chemistry, seismology, weather, nuclear engineering, quantum chromodynamics and climatology.

Specifications

location Argonne National Laboratory, United States
Manufacturer IBM
Cores 786,432
Rmax 8,586.61 TFlop/s
Memory 768 TiB
Processor Power BQC 16C 1.6GHz
Operating System Linux
Cost Not mentioned by IBM
Space 1,632 sq feet

Trinity – Cray XC40

Trinity – Cray XC40 is next generation supercomputer designed by Cray Inc. for Los Alamos National Laboratory New Mexico. It will provide simulations for stockpile stewardship program. On top500 list trinity ranked sixth.


Related pages


porter's five modelcolonizing definitionplatos theory of educationbureaucracy of max weberconstitution of pakistan 1962 pdfdefine intragenerational mobilitycarl rogers theoriesethnocentricity in businessfactors responsible for urbanizationurbanization definition historymax weber bureaucratic theorylaw of diminishing returns to a factormarshall law meaningcoeducation schooljoint stock company common sealmicroeconomics economics definitiondecentralized authority definitionpsychosexual development definitionlimitations of parliamentary supremacybcg matrix example companieswhat are the advantages and disadvantages of market economybritish constitution notesorganizational behaviour definitionwhat is stagflationconstitution of rajya sabhawhat are some disadvantages of centrally planned economiesthe five forces model of competitiondemography examplesexamples of non probability sampling techniquesinflation diagram explanationnull hypothesis defgeorge mead sociologydisadvantages of parliamentary form of governmentconcept of demographyimpression management strategiesfolk sociologydefine inflationaryincome effect economics definitionphotojournalism pictures with captionsvertically integrated meaningbusiness cycle 4 phasesinequality definition in sociologyformulating a research problemapple iphone swot analysiswhat is matrifocal familydefinition of tribal religiontypes of av aidsdefine deviance in sociologymcgregor theory x yeconomic systems capitalism socialism communismswot analysis of mcdonaldpavlov theory classical conditioningfactors affecting promotion mixscientific law defimpulse goods definitionfourth generation computers microprocessorethnocentric communicationexamples of pull and push factorswhat is demographerdefine journalisticreasons for deflationexample of reward power in organizationsscope of television journalismwhich of the following is an example of nonmaterial cultureprimary data collection methods advantages disadvantagesskimming pricing strategy advantages and disadvantagestypes of mainframe computerpatriarcal definitionhow do transactions affect the accounting equationchallenges of organizational behaviourblake and mouton griddiscuss the process of socializationcharacteristics of a socialist economy