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55th TOP500 Supercomputer List Topped By Arm-Based Fujitsu A64FX

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The newest TOP500 supercomputer list was published today. The newest TOP500 list includes more positions for AMD EPYC supercomputers but to some surprise the Arm-based Fujitsu A64FX-powered supercomputer has topped the list.

Japan has the current number one ranked supercomputer with Fugaku that is powered by Fujitsu 48-core A64FX SoCs. Fugaku can achieve over 1 ExaFLOP computing performance. Coming in at number two is Summit with its IBM POWER9 and Tesla V100 GPUs. Number three is Sierra with POWER9 and Tesla V100s as well.

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Fugaku Tops Top500

  • Japan’s Fugaku System Tops Latest Supercomputer List

    The latest TOP500 list of supercomputers reflects significant shifts since the previous list was released last November. At number one is the Fugaku system from Japan, which posted a High Performance Linpack (HPL) result of 415.5 petaflops. Fugaku is powered by Fujitsu’s 48-core A64FX SoC, making it the first ARM-based system to reach the highest ranking.

    According to the technical report written by Jack Dongarra, the Fugaku system achieved a stunning 1.42 Exaflops/s on the HPL-AI benchmark, which highlights “the emerging convergence of high-performance computing (HPC) and artificial intelligence (AI) workloads.” In comparison, the Summit system, which previously occupied the top spot, achieved .55 Exaflop/s on the benchmark.

  • Japan’s ARM-Based ‘Fugaku’ Is Now The Fastest Supercomputer In The World

    A new supercomputer from Japan dubbed Fugaku is now the fastest supercomputer in the world. Fugaku is ARM-based and it has surpassed Summit, America’s Linux-powered champion that reigned the Top500 for the past few years.

    Interestingly, Fugaku is the first ARM-based system ever to become the world’s fastest supercomputer. It has a reported High Performance Linpack (HPL) score of 415.5 petaflops which is 2.8 times Summit’s score.

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