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TOP500 list released in Frankfurt, Magnus ranked Australian #1

Some of the Pawsey staff are currently attending ISC16 in Frankfurt. The conference is an opportunity to discover the latest trends in HPC through a five-day program, kicking off with a day of tutorials, followed by three days of the main program, and ending with a full day of workshops.

Staff from different focus areas within the Centre come to ISC to find out about the new technologies available in the market and to learn from leaders in the HPC industry how to improve our services and capabilities.

Every year, at the beginning of the conference, the TOP 500 list is announced.

China maintained its No. 1 ranking in the 47th edition of the TOP500 list of the world’s top supercomputers, but with a new system built entirely using processors designed and made in China. Sunway TaihuLight is the new No. 1 system with 93 petaflop/s (quadrillions of calculations per second) on the LINPACK benchmark.

Magnus, one of Pawsey’s supercomputers, tops the Australian list. Once again, Magnus is Australia’s number 1 supercomputer. Australia has two systems in the top 100, Magnus, ranked number 78 in the world and the fastest supercomputer in the southern hemisphere, and Raijin, NCI’s supercomputer, ranked number 98 among the world’s top supercomputers.

However, Pawsey’s focus is more about enabling science than the size of our systems, and we are again hosting a booth with the aim of spreading the word about the big science that is taking place in Australia and the impact that Pawsey systems have on it.

The Pawsey booth is ready to receive visitors! If you are in Frankfurt, visit booth #513 to discover how scientists are using Pawsey systems to make their projects possible and deliver results in realistic time frames. If you are not able to attend ISC16 check out our new case studies here.


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