6th Irish Supercomputer List shows Irish HPC capacity doubles with new no. 1 and three new TOP500-class machines
22 Jun 2016 Dublin - In a dramatic shake-up of the Irish High Performance Computing landscape, the 6th Irish Supercomputer List features six new machines at positions 1, 2, 3, 8, 20 and 27. The top three machines are TOP500-class, currently featuring at positions 357, 453, and 454 on the 47th TOP500 list. These three machines combined have a performance of 981 Teraflop/s, nearly 1.5 times the combined power of all 28 machines on the December 2015 list.
The result is a more than doubling of Ireland's total HPC output. Combined, all machines on the Irish Supercomputer List now have a total processing power of 1.42 Petaflop/s (Petaflops).
Additionally, this new power results in Ireland ranking at no. 2 in the world in terms of number of TOP500 systems per capita, and no. 11 in the world in terms of computing capacity (Rmax) per capita.
With 6 new machines, 7 decommissionings, and 2 upgrades, the June 2016 list experienced a turnover of over half of the December 2015 list.
This list features a number of firsts:
- First time Irish aggregate HPC power exceeds 1 Petaflop
- First time in two years that Ireland has featured on the TOP500 list
- First time Ireland has had three machines on the TOP500 list since June 2012
- First time with a turnover of over half of the previous list
- First time that aggregate list power has increased by a multiple of the previous power
List highlights include:
- Total number of systems: 27
- 6 new installations
- 2 upgraded installations
- 7 decommissionings
- Aggregate performance: 1.42 Petaflops (PFlop/s)
- > 86,000 processor cores