TOP500

Overview

Started in 1993, the TOP500 TOP500 lists the fastest computers used today, ranked according to Linpack benchmark results. Published twice a year, the TOP500 list provides an important tool for tracking usage trends in high-performance computing. The TOP500 53rd Edition was released during the June 2019 ISC Supercomputing conference in Frankfurt, Germany.

TOP500 53rd Edition Highlights

InfiniBand Accelerates Six of the Top Ten Supercomputers in the World Including the Top Three, and Four of the Top Five on June’s TOP500 Mellanox InfiniBand and Ethernet Solutions Connect 296 Systems or 59% of Overall TOP500 Platforms, Demonstrating 37% Growth in 12 Months (June’18-June’19) HDR 200G InfiniBand Makes Its Debut on the List, Accelerating Four Systems Including the Fifth Highest Ranking Supercomputer

Key Takeaways From the June TOP500 2019 List:

  • Mellanox 25 Gigabit and Faster Ethernet Solutions Connect 63% of Total Ethernet Systems, Representing 124% Growth in 12 Months
  • Mellanox connects 59% of overall TOP500 platforms (296 systems, InfiniBand and Ethernet), demonstrating 37% growth in 12 months (June’18-June’19)
  • HDR 200G InfiniBand accelerates 4 supercomputers – #5 (TACC - USA), #62 (MSU - USA), #166 (CSC - Finland), and #264 (Tsukuba - Japan)
  • InfiniBand accelerates the world’s fastest HPC/AI supercomputer – Oak Ridge National Laboratory ‘Summit’ supercomputer
  • InfiniBand accelerates the top 3 supercomputers in the world – #1 (ORNL - USA), #2 (LLNL - USA), and #3 (Wuxi - China), and 6 of the top 10 – #5 (TACC - USA), #8 (AIST - Japan), and #10 (LLNL - USA)
  • InfiniBand accelerates the fastest industrial supercomputer at Total Oil and Gas, #11 on the list
  • InfiniBand connects 126 supercomputers, or nearly 55% of overall HPC systems on the TOP500 list
  • Mellanox connects 170 Ethernet systems (25 Gigabit and faster), or 63% of the total Ethernet systems – 124% increase in 12 months (June’18-June’19)
  • The TOP500 list has evolved to include both HPC and cloud/hyperscale (non-HPC) platforms, where more than half of the platforms on the TOP500 list can be categorized as non-HPC application platforms