TOP500 List of World’s Fastest Supercomputers Released

June 20, 2002 | Source: KurzweilAI

The 19th edition of the TOP500 list of the world’s fastest supercomputers was released today.

The recently installed Earth Simulator supercomputer at the Earth Simulator Center in Yokohama, Japan is the new number 1, with its performance of 35.86 Tflop/s — almost five times higher than the now #2 IBM ASCI White system at Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory (7.2 Tflop/s).The total combined performance of all 500 computers on the list is 222 Tflop/s, compared to 134.4 Tflop/s six months ago.

Eight of the TOP10 systems are installed in the US, and one in Japan and France each.