Friday, December 31, 2010
US and European researchers issued a list of the world’s supercomputers on 31 May 2010, compiled by Hans Meuer of the University of Mannheim, Germany; Erick Strohmaier and Horst Simon of NERSC/Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory and Jack Dongarra of the University of Tennessee, Knoxville. The Chinese Nebulae system at the National Supercomputing Center in Shenzhen ranked the second-fastest machine behind the US Department of Energy’s Jaguar (1.75 petaflops per second) in Oak Ridge, Tennessee (Japan Times). The Chinese Nebulae, which is capable of sustained computing of 1.271 petaflops per second, was built by Dawning Information Industry Ltd. On the TOP 500 list, China has 24 supercomputers, 9.2 percent of global supercomputing capacity, up from 21 systems six months ago. The US had 282 systems, 55.4 percent of overall list while Europe had 144 systems on the list (including (38 in Britain, 29 in France, and 24 in Germany). In the Asian region, Japan has 18 systems, up from 16 six months ago, and India had five systems in the list (CCTV).