ORNL’s Titan retains No. 2 world ranking

titanThe latest biannual Top500 rankings of the world’s fastest supercomputers has been released, with China’s Tianhe-2 still on top of the list — for the sixth consecutive time — and Oak Ridge National Laboratory’s Titan (a Cray XK7 system) retaining the No. 2 slot. The Tianhe-2 system has a max capability of 33.86 petaflops (nearly 40 million billion calculations per second). Titan has achieved 17.59 petaflops in tests.

The Trinity supercomputer (a Cray XC system) at Los Alamos/Sandia is one of the new arrivals in the Top 10, securing  the No. 6 position at 8.1 petaflops.

Here is the full list of the Top500.

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