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Primeur weekly 2019-06-24

Focus

EuroHPC and the TOP500 of supercomputers ...

TOP500 list of supercomputers slowly swallowed by dark matter ...

Exascale supercomputing

VECMA VVUQ Toolkit month 12 release: FabSim3, EasyVVUQ, QCG and application tutorials are available now ...

Quantum computing

Secure quantum communications in the microwave range for the first time ...

ISARA COO Mark Pecen re-elected Chairman of ETSI Quantum-safe Cryptography Working Group ...

A sound idea: a step towards quantum computing ...

Focus on Europe

e-IRG to publish new policy document on national e-Infrastructure landscape in Europe ...

Middleware

Jardine OneSolution (JOS) in Singapore joins the Bright Reseller programme ...

Hardware

DDN's dominance of data-intensive storage continues with record benchmarks and expanded market position ...

SDSC receives new funding for West Big Data Innovation Hub ...

Mississippi State University to host supercomputer to power NOAA research ...

Researchers to take advantage of DOE's advanced supercomputers ...

WekaIO named HPE Momentum Technology Partner of the Year 2019 ...

Applications

Supercomputers aid in novel simulations of gamma ray generation research ...

Self-learning machines hunt for explosions in the universe ...

AMAX unveils new series of servers for Artificial Intelligence and Machine Learning ...

EU-project S2S4E launches new, global long-term forecasts ...

ALCF workshop helps attendees advance use of supercomputing resources ...

TOP500

MSU's new supercomputer ranks 4th fastest in U.S. academia and continues tradition of calculating real-world research solutions ...

LLNL's Lassen supercomputer leaps to no. 10 on TOP500 list, Sierra remains no. 2 ...

The Cloud

SDSC's Sherlock partners with Boise State University ...

SUSE provides platform for Cloud-native, containerized applications as enterprises move to hybrid and multi-Cloud ...

LLNL's Lassen supercomputer leaps to no. 10 on TOP500 list, Sierra remains no. 2


Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory's Lassen joined its companion system Sierra in the top 10 of the TOP500 list of the world's most powerful supercomputers. Lassen leaped to no. 10 while Sierra stayed at no. 2.
18 Jun 2019 Livermore - Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory's (LLNL) Lassen joined its companion system Sierra in the top 10 of the TOP500 list of the world's most powerful supercomputers, announced at the 2019 International Supercomputing Conference (ISC19) in Frankfurt, Germany.

Lassen, an unclassified, heterogenous IBM/NVIDIA system with the same architecture as Sierra but smaller, placed no. 10 on the list with a High Performance Linpack (HPL) benchmark score of 18,2 petaFLOPS (18,2 quadrillion point operations per second) boosting its original 15,4 petaFLOP performance from last November. Sierra, LLNL's classified system that went into production earlier this year, remained unchanged in the second spot at 94,6 petaflops.

"We are pleased with the results of the June 2019 TOP500 list, in which not only does Sierra continue to occupy the second position but also Lassen has risen to tenth", stated Bronis de Supinski, chief technical officer for Livermore Computing. "These successes demonstrate that LLNL's strategy of both programmatic and institutional investments supports the complete range of applications required to meet our mission."

The improved HPL score for Lassen was attributed to an upgrade on the system, according to a TOP500 press release. LLNL's IBM/Blue Gene system Sequoia, which had been the 10th most powerful computer in the world in the previous list and is expected to be retired later this year, dropped to 13th.

Oak Ridge National Laboratory's Summit, also an IBM/NVIDIA supercomputer, maintained its top spot on the list and slightly improved its result from six months ago, delivering a record 148,6 petaFLOPS. Los Alamos National Laboratory's Trinity, another Department of Energy/National Nuclear Security Administration supercomputer, placed seventh at 20,2 petaFLOPS.

The 53rd edition of the TOP500 marks a milestone. For the first time in the 26-year history of the list, all 500 systems on the list registered HPL benchmark scores of a petaFLOP or more. The benchmark reflects the performance of a dedicated system for solving a dense system of linear equations.
Source: Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory

Back to Table of contents

Primeur weekly 2019-06-24

Focus

EuroHPC and the TOP500 of supercomputers ...

TOP500 list of supercomputers slowly swallowed by dark matter ...

Exascale supercomputing

VECMA VVUQ Toolkit month 12 release: FabSim3, EasyVVUQ, QCG and application tutorials are available now ...

Quantum computing

Secure quantum communications in the microwave range for the first time ...

ISARA COO Mark Pecen re-elected Chairman of ETSI Quantum-safe Cryptography Working Group ...

A sound idea: a step towards quantum computing ...

Focus on Europe

e-IRG to publish new policy document on national e-Infrastructure landscape in Europe ...

Middleware

Jardine OneSolution (JOS) in Singapore joins the Bright Reseller programme ...

Hardware

DDN's dominance of data-intensive storage continues with record benchmarks and expanded market position ...

SDSC receives new funding for West Big Data Innovation Hub ...

Mississippi State University to host supercomputer to power NOAA research ...

Researchers to take advantage of DOE's advanced supercomputers ...

WekaIO named HPE Momentum Technology Partner of the Year 2019 ...

Applications

Supercomputers aid in novel simulations of gamma ray generation research ...

Self-learning machines hunt for explosions in the universe ...

AMAX unveils new series of servers for Artificial Intelligence and Machine Learning ...

EU-project S2S4E launches new, global long-term forecasts ...

ALCF workshop helps attendees advance use of supercomputing resources ...

TOP500

MSU's new supercomputer ranks 4th fastest in U.S. academia and continues tradition of calculating real-world research solutions ...

LLNL's Lassen supercomputer leaps to no. 10 on TOP500 list, Sierra remains no. 2 ...

The Cloud

SDSC's Sherlock partners with Boise State University ...

SUSE provides platform for Cloud-native, containerized applications as enterprises move to hybrid and multi-Cloud ...