Historical View of the HPC Server Accelerators Market, 2017- 2022
Authors: Tom Sorensen and Bob Sorensen
Publication Date: September 2023
Length: 7 pages
The Historical View of the HPC Server Accelerators Market, 2017- 2022 is a summary of key insights gleaned from our QView database, the market tracking database that profiles HPC server sales and related information that goes back the past 20 years.
RIKEN Supercomputer Is Number One in the World on the Demanding HPCG Benchmark Test
Alex Larzelere, Bob Sorensen, Earl Joseph, Steve Conway and Alex Norton
At SC17 in Denver, the Japanese RIKEN K computer emerged for the third straight time as the world's most powerful supercomputer based on the High Performance Conjugate Gradient (HPCG) benchmark list. Although China's Tianhe-2 supercomputer has been widely seen as number one in the world based on its LINPAC rating, the HPCG test that the K computer excelled on may be more representative of the range of real-world HPC problems encounter by users. Riken's K computer has been either number one or two since the HPCG list came out in 2014.
June 2018 | Quick Take
ORNL Announces Newest Leadership HPC: It’s More Than Just Exaflops
The Department of Energy at Oak Ridge National Laboratory (ORNL) recently announced plans for the development of a 1.5 exaflops system called Frontier to be delivered in 2021. US HPC maker Cray and chip maker AMD are the two key US commercial partners in this effort. Despite numerous press articles centered on the 1.5 exaflops peak performance of Frontier, ORNL's original RFP released in April of 2018 clearly called out the diverse workload requirements that Frontier would have to successfully handle that span the traditional modeling and simulation sector, big data analysis, and AI applications, while demonstrating a 50X improvement in solving key DOE science problems that today run at the 20 petaflops level. To meet those ambitious goals, strong support from DOE's companion $1.7 billion Exascale Computing Project (ECP) will be critical.
May 2019 | Quick Take