Worlds Fastest Supercomputer

As announced on 13 November 2009, the Cray XT5 supercomputer known as Jaguar, knocked out the previous world number 1, IBM’s “Roadrunner”. This amazingly powerful supercomputer, built only this year boasts amazing speeds and processing power. The Jaguar’s theoretical processing peak is said to be 2.3 petaflops per second (that’s 2.3 quadrillion calculations per second!)

Jaguar Supercomputer
(Credit: Image courtesy of the National Center for Computational Sciences, Oak Ridge National Laboratory)

As announced on 13 November 2009, the Cray XT5 supercomputer known as Jaguar, knocked out the previous world number 1, IBM’s “Roadrunner”. This amazingly powerful supercomputer, built only this year boasts amazing speeds and processing power. The Jaguar’s theoretical processing peak is said to be 2.3 petaflops per second (that’s 2.3 quadrillion calculations per second!)

Some stats:
Processor AMD x86_64 Opteron Six Core 2600 MHz (10.4 GFlops)
Operating System : Cray Linux Environment
Site: Oak Ridge National Laboratory
Compute Cores: 224,162

Each compute nodes contains two hex-core AMD Opteron processors, 16GB memory, and a SeaStar 2+ router.

Let’s take a look at the latest list of supercomputers according to their rank:

  • Jaguar, Cray (1.759 petaflop/s, 224,162 cores)
  • Roadrunner, IBM (1.042 petaflop/s, 122,400 cores)
  • Kraken XT5, Cray (831.70 teraflop/s, 98,928 cores)
  • JUGENE, IBM (825.50 teraflop/s, 29,4912 cores)
  • Tianhe-1, NUDT (563.10 teraflop/s, 71,680 cores)
  • Pleiades, SGI (544.30 teraflop/s, 56,320 cores)
  • BlueGeneL, IBM (478.20 teraflop/s, 212,992 cores)
  • BlueGene/P, IBM (458.61 teraflop/s, 163,840 cores)
  • Ranger, Sun (433.20 teraflop/s, 6,276 cores)
  • Red Sky, Sun (423.90 teraflop/s, 41,616 cores)

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