Other TOP500 List highlights include:
"We are excited by HDR 200Gb/s InfiniBand's debut on the latest Top500 List, which once again highlights InfiniBand technology as the high-performance interconnect of choice for HPC and an increasing amount of AI platforms", stated Bill Lee, IBTA Marketing Working Group Co-Chair. "This milestone is in line with the InfiniBand Roadmap, an industry resource that provides clear timelines around expected InfiniBand performance improvements that will ensure investments made in HPC and AI systems will be protected."
The TOP500 list has evolved to include both traditional HPC and enterprise platforms, with more than half of the platforms on the TOP500 list being categorized as Cloud/hyperscale application platforms. HPC capabilities have also increasingly been used for Artificial Intelligence (AI) in both research and commercial facilities. Applications such as AI and Machine Learning (ML) require an extraordinary amount of compute power and low latency that Remote Direct Memory Access (RDMA) fabrics provide in order to address scalability and efficiency needs for ever-growing, complex data sets. RDMA fabrics such as RDMA over Converged Ethernet (RoCE) and InfiniBand are used to power these demanding AI applications being deployed today.