China’s Supercomputers Rank 1st and 2nd, America’s Rank Falls to 5thPosted: June 21, 2017
According to the 49th edition of TOP500 list released on June 19 in conjunction with the opening session of ISC High Performance conference in Frankfurt, Germany, China’s Sunway TaihuLight is “far and away the most powerful number-cruncher on the planet” “(w)ith a Linpack performance of 93 petaflops”.
China’s Tianhe-2, (Milky Way-2), ranks the 2nd with a Linpack mark of 33.9 petaflops.
Swiss Piz Daint ranks the 3rd with 19.6 petaflops.
America’s Mira (8,6 petaflops), an IBM BlueGene/Q system installed at DOE’s Argonne National Laboratory, ranks only the 5th.
Source ISC TOP500 Team “TOP500 List Refreshed, US Edged Out of Third Place” (summary by Chan Kai Yee of the report, full text of which can be found at https://www.top500.org/news/top500-list-refreshed-us-edged-out-of-third-place/.