Home / Electronics / World’s Fastest Supercomputer

World’s Fastest Supercomputer

We all know about supercomputer which can process trillions of data in a second. At present the world fastest supercomputer is Tianhe-2 which had made in china. It is the next series of Tianhe-1 supercomputer. In 2010, Tianhe-1 was the world’s fastest supercomputer. The list of fastest 10 supercomputer’s in the world is given below:

 

Rank

Rmax
Rpeak
(
Pflops)

Name

Computer design
Processor type, interconnect

Vendor

Site
Country, year

Operating system

1

33.863
54.902

Tianhe-2 NUDT
Xeon E5–2692 + Xeon Phi, Custom

NUDT

National Supercomputing Center in Guangzhou
China, 2013
Linux (SLURM)

2

17.590
27.113

Titan Cray XK7
Opteron 6274 + Tesla K20X, Custom

Cray

Oak Ridge National Laboratory
United States, 2012
Linux (CLE, SLES based)

3

17.173
20.133

Sequoia Blue Gene/Q
PowerPC A2, Custom

IBM

Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory
United States, 2013
Linux (RHEL and CNK)

4

10.510
11.280

K computer RIKEN
SPARC64 VIIIfx, Tofu

Fujitsu

RIKEN
Japan, 2011
Linux

5

8.586
10.066

Mira Blue Gene/Q
PowerPC A2, Custom

IBM

Argonne National Laboratory
United States, 2013
Linux (RHEL and CNK)

6

5.168
8.520

Stampede PowerEdge C8220
Xeon E5–2680, Infiniband

Dell

Texas Advanced Computing Center
United States, 2013
Linux

7

5.008
5.872

JUQUEEN Blue Gene/Q
PowerPC A2, Custom

IBM

Forschungszentrum Jülich
Germany, 2013
Linux (RHEL and CNK)

8

4.293
5.033

Vulcan Blue Gene/Q
PowerPC A2, Custom

IBM

Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory
United States, 2013
Linux (RHEL and CNK)

9

2.897
3.185

SuperMUC iDataPlex DX360M4
Xeon E5–2680, Infiniband

IBM

Leibniz-Rechenzentrum
Germany, 2012
Linux

10

2.566
4.701

Tianhe-1A NUDT YH Cluster
Xeon 5670 + Tesla 2050, Arch[6]

NUDT

National Supercomputing Center of Tianjin
China, 2010
Linux

 

 

The development of Tianhe-2 was sponsored by the 863 High Technology Program of the Chinese Government, the government of Guangdong province, and the government of Guangzhou city. With the cooperation of the Chinese technology company Inspur, China’s National University of Defense Technology (NUDT) had built this supercomputer.

At first, Titan supercomputer which is situated in the U.S. Department of Energy’s Oak Ridge National Laboratory was the fastest supercomputer. But Tianhe-2 beat Titan in a ratio of 2:1 according to speed. Tianhe-2 achieved 33.86 petaflops of speed where Titan achieved only 17.59 petalops of speed. In computing, FLOPS (FLoating-point Operations Per Second) is a measure of computer performance, especially in fields of scientific calculations that make heavy use of floating-point calculations, similar to the older, simpler, instructions per second. We also can say that Petaflop is a measure of a computer’s processing speed and can be expressed as a thousand trillion floating point operation per second. Flops are floating-point operations per second. Floating-point is considered to be a method of encoding real numbers within the limits of finite precision available on computers.

Tianhe-2 consists of 16,000 compute nodes, each comprising two Intel Ivy Bridge Xeon processors and three Xeon Phi chips for a total of 3,120,000 cores. This figure represents the world’s biggest installation of Ivy Bridge and Xeon Phi chips. Each of the 16,000 nodes has 88 gigabytes of memory for the Ivy Bridge part and 8 gigabytes for the Xeon part. The system total is 1.404 petabytes of memory. The computer takes up 720 square meters of space.

tianhe-2

The front-end system consists of 4096 Galaxy FT-1500 CPUs, a chip designed and built by NUDT. Each FT-1500 has 16 cores and has a 1.8 gigahertz cycle time. The chip has a performance of 144 gigaflops and runs at 65 watts. The interconnect, called the TH Express-2, was designed in house by NUDT. It uses a fat tree topology with 13 switches each of 576 ports.

Tianhe-2 runs on Kylin Linux, a version of the operating system developed by NUDT. Resource management is based on Simple Linux Utility for Resource Management (SLURM).

Thanks.

Keep visiting http://itsegment.net/

About Ahmadnan

Check Also

See Through Wallpaper for iPhone X

Thanks to ifixit.org for introducing wallpapers by using which you can make your iPhone X more ...

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *


*

Powered by themekiller.com anime4online.com animextoon.com apk4phone.com