All about worlds top 10 supercomputers!

Super Computers are massive machines which offer computing resources for environments seeking lot of computation power, cannot be achieved with normal PCs Thus, in today’s world the supercomputers powered calculations are helping those connected to science and technology fields to drive future towards innovation.

So, here’s a list of worlds top 10 supercomputers with their cost, speed and usage

Top 1- Tianhe-2 also code named as Milkyway-2

Country China
Hosting site National University of Defense Technology(NUDT)
Manufacturer National University of Defense Technology(NUDT)
Number of Cores 3,120,000
LINPAC Performance 33,862.7 TFlop/s
Theoretical Peak 54,902.4 TFlop/s
Power 17,808.00 KW
Memory 1,024,000GB
Operating System Kylin Linux
Usage This super machine is being used for local weather service and the National Offshore Oil Corporation
Cost 390 million USD

Top 2-TITAN

Country US
Hosting site DOE/SC/Oak Ridge National Laboratory
Manufacturer CRAY Inc.
Number of Cores 560,640
LINPAC Performance 17,590.0 TFlops
Theoretical Peak 27,112.5 TFlop/s
Power 8,209.00 KW
Memory 710,144 GB
Operating System Cray Linux
Usage This super machine is being used to simulate molecular physics, energy, activity and interaction between electrons, and atom, global atmosphere modeling
Cost 100 million USD

Top 3.Sequoia

Country US
Hosting site Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory
Manufacturer IBM
Number of Cores 1,572,864
LINPAC Performance 17,172.2 TFlops
Theoretical Peak 20,132.7 TFlop/s
Power 7,890.00 KW
Memory 1,572,864 GB
Operating System Linux
Usage This super machine is being used to simulate nuclear weapons, energy, astronomy, study of the human genome and climate change
Cost 250 million USD

Top 4. K Computer

Country Japan
Hosting site RIKEN Advanced Institute for Computational Sceince(AICS)
Manufacturer Fujitsu
Number of Cores 705,024
LINPAC Performance 10,510.0 TFlops
Theoretical Peak 11,280.4TFlop/s
Power 12,659.89KW
Memory 1,410,048 GB
Operating System Linux
Usage This super machine is being used in climate research, medical research and disaster prevention
Cost 1.2 billion USD

Top 5 MIRA

Country US
Hosting site DOE/SC/Argonne National Laboratory
Manufacturer IBM
Number of Cores 786,432
LINPAC Performance 8,586.8 TFlops
Theoretical Peak 10,066.3 TFlop/s
Power 3,945.00 KW
Memory Unavailable
Operating System Linux
Usage This super machine is being used for scientific research in field of material science, climatology, and computational chemistry
Cost 50 million USD

Top 6 PIZ Daint

Country Switzerland
Hosting site Swiss National Supercomputing Center(CSCS)
Manufacturer Cray Inc
Number of Cores 115,984
LINPAC Performance 6,271.0 TFlops
Theoretical Peak 7,788.9 TFlop/s
Power 2,325.00 KW
Memory Unavailable
Operating System Cray Linux
Usage This super machine is being used weather forecast, climatology, and scientific research
Cost Unavailable

Top 7 Stampede

Country US
Hosting site Texas Advanced Computing Center/ University of Texas, Austin
Manufacturer Dell
Number of Cores 462,462
LINPAC Performance 5,168.1 TFlops
Theoretical Peak 8,520.1 TFlop/s
Power 4,510.00 KW
Memory 192,192 GB
Operating System Linux
Usage This super machine is being used in the field of medicine to detect brain tumors, biology, human genetics, geophysics, and earth sciences like earth quake forecasts
Cost 56 million USD

Top 8 JuQUEEN

Country Germany
Hosting site Forschungszentrum Juelich
Manufacturer IBM
Number of Cores 458,752
LINPAC Performance 5,008.9TFlops
Theoretical Peak 5,872.0 TFlop/s
Power 2,301.00KW
Memory 458,752 GB
Operating System Linux
Usage This super machine is being used for research in science field
Cost Unavailable

Top 9 VULCAN also known as Blue Gene

Country US
Hosting site DOE/NNSA/Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory
Manufacturer IBM
Number of Cores 393,216
LINPAC Performance 4,293.3 TFlops
Theoretical Peak 5,033.2 TFlop/s
Power 1,972.00 KW
Memory 393,216 GB
Operating System Linux
Usage This super machine is being used in Biology, Plasma Physics, Climate science, Molecular systems and Solid & Fluid Engineering
Cost 100 million USD

Top 10 Super MUC

Country Germany
Hosting site Leibniz Rechenzentrum
Manufacturer IBM
Number of Cores 147,456
LINPAC Performance 2,897.0TFlops
Theoretical Peak 3,185.1 TFlop/s
Power 3,422.67 KW
Memory Unavailable
Operating System Linux
Usage This super machine is being used for research in Medicine, Astrophysics, Earth Quake simulations, computational chemistry, Fluid dynamics and Genome analysis
Cost $111 million USD

 

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