As per the 53rd release of TOP500 list – June 2019, the majority of the world’s fastest supercomputers are controlled by Linux and are running at Petaflop speeds or quicker.
Two IBM-assembled supercomputers, Summit, and Sierra, introduced at the Department of Energy’s Oak Ridge National Laboratory (ORNL) in Tennessee and Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory in California, separately, hold the initial two positions in the main 10 list.
Sunway TaihuLight and Tianhe-2A (Milky Way-2A), both created by China hold the third and fourth position on the rundown individually. These are trailed by the new contestant, Frontera in the best 10 list at fifth position.
Further, Piz Daint, Trinity, and the AI Bridging Cloud Infrastructure (ABCI) are situated at 6th, seventh and eighth places individually.
What’s more, SuperMUC-NG is in the number nine position, while IBM’s overhauled Lassen supercomputer catches the number 10 spot.
You can read about all the supercomputers in the TOP500 list here.
In spite of the fact that the supercomputers from the US hold the initial two top spots in the main 10 list, China is still in front of the US as the quantity of supercomputers from the nation are 219 in contrast with 116 from the US.
To give you a year wise summary of Linux shares on the top 500 supercomputers:
- In 2012: 94%
- In 2013: 95%
- In 2014: 97%
- In 2015: 97.2%
- In 2016: 99.6%
- In 2017: 99.6%
- In 2018: 100%
- In 2019: 100%
Discussing processors, each of the 500 systems convey a petaflop or more on the High-Performance Linpack (HPL) benchmark. 95.6 percent of all TOP500 systems are fueled by Intel, trailed by IBM Power CPUs which are in seven systems, and AMD processors, which are available in three systems.
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