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20 Petaflop Sequoia Supercomputer – IBM is rocking all the way..

Sequoia will be based on the IBM BlueGene technology, exceed 20 petaflops (quadrillion floating operations per second) and will be delivered in 2011.. This particular super computer is said to have a performance more than the TOP 500 Super Computers put together. IBM has been the leader in super computing for a long time and Sequoia is another feather to its hat.

More here in IBM’s Press Release: http://www-03.ibm.com/press/us/en/pressrelease/26599.wss

IBM history of TOP500 leadership:
  • From November 1999 to November 2008 (20 TOP500 lists) IBM systems have accounted for the vast majority of the total computational horsepower of each TOP500 list.

  • IBM has held the #1 system position for five years straight, dominating 10 lists.

  • IBM has had the #1 system 12 times over the 16-year history of the TOP500 list.

  • #1 system with DOE/NNSA/LANL Roadrunner

  • #1 system for 10 TOP500 lists in a row, a new record

  • #1 in aggregate performance for 20 lists in a row with over 8,903 of 22,608 Teraflops (39.4 percent)

  • #1 in TOP20 with seven (35 percent)

  • #1 in TOP50 systems with 17 (34 percent)

  • #1 in TOP100 systems with 35 (35 percent)

  • Fastest machine in USA (BladeCenter QS22/LS21 at LANL)

  • Fastest machine in Europe (Blue Gene/P at Juelich)

  • Fastest machine in Canada (System x iDataPlex at SciNet)

  • Fastest machine in Middle East (Blue Gene/P at KAUST)

And yet, IBM is environment friendly..  In the ranking by Green500.org in Jun’08 (awaiting Jun’09 pretty soon)

  • IBM holds all top ten places with a number of IBM BladeCenter QS22 and LS21 Clusters and Blue Gene/P Solutions.
  • Out of the first 40 ranked systems, 39 are IBM-based.
  • Out of the top 100 systems, 76 systems are IBM-based.
  • The top three supercomputers -- all IBM -- surpass the 400 MFLOPS/watt milestone for the first time -- with the leading system delivering almost half a GFLOP per watt.

References

http://www.top500.org/

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/TOP500

http://www.geek.com/articles/chips/new-top-500-supercomputer-list-shows-ibm-takes-10th-straight-1-20090623/

http://www-03.ibm.com/press/us/en/pressrelease/24702.wss

http://www.green500.org/cert/certdisplay.php?month=6&year=2008&list=green500_200806.csv&start=1&line=101

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