Top 10 Fastest Computers or supercomputers in the World – How much faster are they compared to a PC or iPad Pro 2016
10. Stampede (USA)
9. Shaheen II (Saudi Arabia)
8. Hazel Hen (Germany)
7. Piz Daint (Switzerland)
6. Trinity (USA)
5. Mira (USA)
4. K Computer (Japan)
3. Sequoia (USA)
2. Titan (USA)
1. Tianhe-2 Milky Way 2 (China)
Linpack benchmark software here : https://software.intel.com/en-us/articles/intel-mkl-benchmarks-suite
If you need to model things like the worlds weather, nuclear reactions, molecular dynamics or simulate the first few seconds after the big bang, you’re going to need some pretty serious computing power but just how much more powerful are the top 10 supercomputers compared to the PC on your desktop or the latest iPad Pro for example.
A FLOP is a calculation that would be either adding, subtracting, multiplying or dividing 2 numbers with decimal points in them.
For example, 10.545 multiplied by 6.387 would be a single FLOP. Modern computers can do this billions of times per second.
At the time of making this video Feb 2016 the latest iPad Pro with the A9x dual core cpu is capable of about 1.5 gigaflops, that’s 1.5 thousand million FLOPS per second
Typical 00 pc with a single Intel 5820 6 core CPU is capable of around 100 GigaFLOPS that’s 66 times more that the iPad pro
Because supercomputers are so much powerful they are measured in PetaFLOPS. 1 PetaFLOP is equal to 1000 TeraFLOPs and 1 TeraFLOP is = 1000 GigaFLOPS and remember our PC was 100 GigaFLOPS and the Ipad Pro 1.5 GigaFLOPS
A petaflop is equal to about one million billion calculations per second. One estimate suggests it would take a human about 32,000,000 years to complete the same task .
10 Stampede super computer at the Texas Advanced Computing Center, United States
it has a maximum Linpack performance of 5.1 PFLOPS, that’s
That’s equivalent to 51,000 of our PC’s or 3.4M iPad pro’s. It has 462,462 processing cores, 192 Terabytes of RAM and consumes a maximum of 4.5 Mw of power
9 Shaheen II – Cray XC40 , at the King Abdullah University of Science and Technology, Saudi Arabia
it has a maximum Linpack performance of 5.5 PFLOPS.
Thats equivalent to 55,000 of our PC’s or 3.66M iPad pro’s.
It has 196,608 processing cores, 790 Terabytes of RAM and consumes a maximum of 2.8 Mw of power.
8 Hazel Hen – Cray XC40 at HLRS in Stuttgart, Germany
This is another supercomputer made by Cray Inc and it has a and has a maximum Linpack performance of 5.6 PFLOPS .
Thats equivalent to 56,000 of our PC’s or 3.73M iPad pro’s. It has 185,088 processing cores and consumes a maximum of 3.2 Mw of power.
7 Piz Daint (pits dint) – Cray XC30 at the Swiss National Supercomputing Centre (CSCS), , Switzerland.
it has a and has a maximum Linpack performance of 6.2 PFLOPS
Thats equivalent to 62,000 of our PC’s or 4.13M iPad pro’s. It has 115,984 processing cores, 169 TB of RAM and consumes a maximum of 2.3 Mw of power.
6 Trinity – Cray XC40 at the Los Alamos National Laboratory, United States
it has a maximum Linpack performance of 8.1 PFLOPS
Thats equivalent to 81,000 of our PC’s or 5.4M iPad pro’s. It has 301,056 processing cores and cost 4M
5 Mira – BlueGene/Q at the US Department of Energy, Argonne National Laboratory, Lemont, , United States.
it has a maximum Linpack performance of 8.5 PFLOPS
Thats equivalent to 85,000 of our PC’s or 5.66M iPad pro’s. It has 786,432 processing cores, 768 Terabytes of RAM and consumes a maximum of 3.9 Mw of power.
4 K computer at the RIKEN Advanced Institute for Computational Science, Japan
it has a maximum Linpack performance of 10.5 PFLOPS
Thats equivalent to 105,000 of our PC’s or 7M iPad pro’s. It has 705,024 processing cores, 1,410 Terabytes of RAM and consumes a maximum of 12 Mw of power.
3 Sequoia – BlueGene/Q at the Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory, United States.
it has a maximum Linpack performance of 17.1 PFLOPS
Thats equivalent to 171,000 of our PC’s or 11.4M iPad pro’s. It has 1,572,864 processing cores, 1,572 Terabyte of RAM and consumes a maximum of 7.8 Mw of power.
2 Titan – Cray XK7 at the Oak Ridge National Laboratory, United States
It has a maximum Linpack performance of 17.5 PFLOPS
Thats equivalent to 175,000 of our PC’s or 11.6M iPad pro’s. It has 560,640 processing cores, 710 Terabyte of RAM and consumes a maximum of 7.1 Mw of power.
1 Tianhe-2 (MilkyWay-2) at the National Super Computer Center, China
it has a maximum Linpack performance of 33.8 PFLOPS
Thats equivalent to 338,000 of our PC’s or 22.53M iPad pro’s. It has 3,120,000 processing cores, 1024 Terabyte of RAM and consumes a maximum of 17.8 Mw of power.
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