TOP500 has released the latest list of top supercomputers. There is one new entry on the list and Fugaku has managed to hold its lead. We are still waiting on exascale computers to hit the list.
Japan has ranked first place of the TOP500 supercomputer rankings. It came ahead of two U.S.-based systems and two Chinese-built systems. Japan's Fugaku system also ranked ninth for energy efficiency.
The United States has maintained it perch in first place on the TOP500 list. China came in third and fourth place while we wait for its in development exascale supercomputer to make an appearance.
The European Union is planning to launch a €1 billion project to develop an exascale supercomputer by 2023. The EU hopes the machine will be the world's fastest but it faces a challenge from China.
The TOP500 list for November has been released and China, as ever, is doing very well. The U.S., on the other hand, has gotten a bit of a battering with losses on multiple fronts, to China and Japan.
China has announced that its first exascale supercomputer, which will be eight times faster than the Sunway TaihuLight, will be ready by June 2018. China came first place in the 2017 TOP500 list.
China's TaihuLight and Tianhe-2 supercomputers have maintained their number one and two spots on the TOP500 supercomputer rankings. The US has been pushed out of the top three after two decades.
Japan is reportedly working on a new supercomputer which it hopes will knock China off its number one spot in the TOP500 ranking list. The finished computer will help advance artificial intelligence.
China has topped the TOP500 supercomputer list with a new computer called Sunway TaihuLight. The TaihuLight is capable of 93 petaflops compared to the previous number one, which scored 33 petaflops.