The 30,000 core addition to the existing system ranks second among supercomputers funded and operated by U.S. public universities.
The TOP500 list is a semiannual ranking of the world’s most powerful computer systems. Rankings are determined by the High-Performance LINPACK (HPL) benchmark which solves a dense system of linear equations using double-precision floating-point arithmetic. HiPerGator 2.0’s computation rate of 738 teraflops was obtained using 29,184 Intel E5-2698 v3 cores in 912 Dell SOS6320 servers connected by a Mellanox InfiniBand fabric. Although the system includes 32 additional servers with NVIDIA K80 and Intel Xeon Phi accelerators, they were not used in the benchmark.
Overall, HiPerGator 2.0 ranks:
- #1 among supercomputers funded and operated by universities in the South
- #2 among supercomputers funded and operated by public universities in the United States
- #3 among supercomputers funded and operated by public or private universities in the United States
- #114 among supercomputers worldwide
For more information, please see HiPerGator Now Ranked #2 Among U.S. Public Universities from UFIT News or visit our HiPerGator 2.0 page.