Linux Powers All Of The World’s Top 500 Supercomputers

TOP500’s 53rd edition has been released and this time what lies common in all the top 500 supercomputers is Linux. The supercomputers on the list are Linux-based and capable of delivering a petaflop performance and even more.

The top 10 on the list include Summit and Sierra supercomputers in first and second positions, respectively. Both supercomputers have been developed by the US Department of Energy (DOE) and were the top two supercomputers even in the 52nd edition of the list in November last year.

Sunway TaihuLight is in third place and the fourth spot has been grabbed by Tianhe-2A, both developed by China. Frontera stands in the fifth position, Piz Daint in the sixth place, Trinity in seventh, and AI Bridging Cloud Infrastructure is placed in the eighth position.

Additionally, the ninth place is taken by SuperMUC-NG while IBM’s Lassen is in tenth place. To know about all the supercomputers in the TOP500 list, you can click over here.

While China has come down from the first and second position to third and fourth spot since November 2017, it is still ahead of the US as supercomputers from China are 219 in number compared to 116 from the US.

If we talk about processors, Intel processors lead the way with 95.6% of supercomputers in the list featuring processors from Intel, followed by IBM CPU’s, and AMD processors. Only the Astra supercomputer comes with an ARM processor.

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