The supercomputer race

The neck-and-neck competition for innovation among the United States, Europe and Asia is clear in this list of the top 10 supercomputers in the world, released June 20.

1. K Computer, Riken Advanced Institute for Computational Science, Kobe, Japan

2. Tianhe-1A, National Supercomputing Center, Tianjin, China

3. Jaguar, Oak Ridge National Laboratory, United States

4. Nebulae, National Supercomputing Center, Shenzhen, China

5. Tsubame 2.0, Global Scientific Information and Computing Center, Tokyo Institute of Technology, Japan

6. Cielo, Los Alamos National Laboratory, United States

7. Pleiades, NASA Ames Research Center, United States

8. Hopper, National Energy Research Scientific Computing Center, United States

9. Tera-100, Commissariat a l’Energie Atomique, Bruyeres-le-Chatel, France

10. Roadrunner, Los Alamos National Laboratory, United States

Four short years ago, in the June 2007 list, the United States had the top eight spots, and Japan’s highest ranked supercomputer was at position 14 while China’s was at 43.

Source: Top500.org

About the Author

Connect with the FCW staff on Twitter @FCWnow.

Featured

  • Acquisition
    network monitoring (nmedia/Shutterstock.com)

    How companies should prep for CMMC

    Defense contractors should be getting ready for the Defense Department's impending cybersecurity standard expected to be released this month.

  • Workforce
    Volcanic Tablelands Calif BLM Bishop Field Office employee. April 28, 2010

    BLM begins move out of Washington

    The decision to relocate staff could disrupt key relationships with Congress and OMB and set the stage for a dismantling of the agency, say former employees.

Stay Connected

FCW INSIDER

Sign up for our newsletter.

I agree to this site's Privacy Policy.