Fastest SuperComputers

The Fastest Supercomputers in the World

Summit (SuperComputer)

Summit or OLCF-4 is a supercomputer developed by IBM for use at Oak Ridge National Laboratory, which as of November 2019 is the fastest supercomputer in the world, capable of 200 petaFLOPS. [5] [6]  Its current LINPACK benchmark is clocked at 148.6 petaFLOPS. [7]  As of November 2019, the supercomputer is also the 5th most energy efficient in the world with a measured power efficiency of 14.668 gigaFLOPS / watt. [8]  Summit is the first supercomputer to reach exaflop (a quintillion operations per second) speed, achieving 1.88 exaflops during a genomic analysis and is expected to reach 3.3 exaflops using mixed precision calculations.
Sponsors. U.S.  Department of Energy
Operators IBM
Architecture 9,216 POWER9 22-core CPUs
 27,648 Nvidia Tesla V100 GPUs [1]
Power13 MW [2]
Operating system Red Hat Enterprise Linux (RHEL) [3] [4] Storage 250 PB
Speed 200 petaFLOPS (peak)
Purpose Scientific research

Sunway TaihuLight

The Sunway TaihuLight Chinese: Shénwēi · tàihú zhī guāng) could be a Chinese supercomputer which, as of November 2018, the TOP500 list, [1] with a LINPACK benchmark rating of 93 petaflops.  [2] The name is as divine power, the sunshine of Taihu Lake.  [3] This is often nearly 3 times as fast because the previous Tianhe-2, which ran at 34 petaflops.  As of June 2017, it’s ranked because the 16th most energy-efficient supercomputer within the Green500, [4] with an efficiency of 6.051 GFlops / watt.  It had been designed by the National Center of Parallel Computer Engineering & Technology (NRCPC) and is found at the National Supercomputing Center in Wuxi within the city of Wuxi, in Jiangsu Province, China.
Operators National Supercomputing Center in Wuxi
Architecture SunwayPower15 MW (LINPACK)
 Operating system Sunway RaiseOS 2.0.5 (based on Linux)
Memory1.32 PB (5591 TB / s total bandwidth)
Storage20 PBSpeed1.45 GHz (3.06 TFlops single CPU, 105 PFLOPS LINPACK,  125 PFLOPS peak)
PurposeOil prospecting, life sciences, weather forecast, industrial design, pharmaceutical research
Sunway TaihuLight
Sunway TaihuLight

IBM Sierra

Sierra or ATS-2 may be a supercomputer built for the Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory to be used by the National Nuclear Security Administration because the second Advanced Technology System.  it’s primarily used for predictive applications in stockpile stewardship, helping to assure the protection, reliability and effectiveness of the United States’ nuclear weapons
Active. Scheduled delivery in fiscal 2018[1]
Operators National Nuclear Security Administration
Location. Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory
Architecture. IBM POWER9 CPUs
Nvidia Tesla V100 GPUs
Mellanox EDR InfiniBand[2]
Power 11 MW
Memory 2–2.4 PiB[1]
Speed 125 petaflops (peak)[2]
Purpose Nuclear weapon simulations
IBM Sierra
IBM Sierra

AI Bridging Cloud Infrastructure (ABCI)

AI Bridging Cloud Infrastructure (ABCI) could be a planned supercomputer being built at the University of Tokyo to be used in AI, machine learning, and deep learning. [4] [5]  it’s being built by Japan’s National Institute of Advanced Industrial Science and Technology.  ABCI is anticipated to be completed in half-moon 2018 with a planned performance of 130 petaFLOPS.  Power consumption is targeting 3 megawatts, and a planned power usage effectiveness of 1.1.  If performance meets expectations, ABCI would be the second most powerful supercomputer built, surpassing this leader Sunway TaihuLight’s 93 petaflops. [6]  But still behind the Summit (supercomputer).
Active Expected to be operational in 1Q 2018[1]
Sponsors Fujitsu[2]
Operators National Institute of Advanced Industrial Science and Technology
Location University of Tokyo
Architecture 2176 Intel Xeon Gold
4352 Nvidia Tesla V100
Power 3 MW
Speed 550 petaFLOPS FP16
37 petaFLOPS FP64
AI Bridging Cloud Infrastructure (ABCI)
AI Bridging Cloud Infrastructure (ABCI)

Pratyush and Mihir

Pratyush and Mihir are the supercomputers established at Indian Institute of Tropical Meteorology (IITM), Pune and National Center for Medium Range Forecast (NCMRWF), Noida respectively.  As of January 2018, Pratyush and Mihir are the fastest supercomputer in India with a maximum speed of 6.8 PetaFlops at a complete cost of INR 438.9 Crore. [2]  The system was inaugurated by Dr.  Harsh Vardhan, Union Minister for science and technology, on 8 January 2018.The word ‘Pratyush’ (Hindi: Pratyush) defines the rising sun
Active 8 January 2018
Location Indian Institute of Tropical Meteorology, Pune
National Centre for Medium Range Weather Forecasting, Noida
Speed 6.8 PetaFlops
Purpose Weather forecasting, Climate research
Pratyush and Mihir
Pratyush and Mihir

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