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The Green500 List - June 2015

The Shoubu Supercomputer at RIKEN in Japan Captures the Top Spot of the Green500

Blacksburg, VA, USA; July 31, 2015 – The Shoubu supercomputer from RIKEN earned the top spot on the 17th edition of the twice-yearly Green500 List to claim the title of the “most energy-efficient (or greenest) supercomputer in the world.” The Shoubu supercomputer became the first and only supercomputer on the list to surpass seven gigaflops/watt (billions of operations per second per watt) milestone. This edition of the list also saw the first three supercomputers on the list -- Shoubu at #1, Suiren Blue at #2, and Suiren at #3 -- surpass the six gigaflops/watt mark.

The #1 Shoubu supercomputer at RIKEN is a heterogeneous one; that is, it is a supercomputer with two or more different types of “silicon brains.” Specifically, the Shoubu supercomputer consists of Haswell CPUs from Intel, new many-core accelerators from PEZY-SC, and an energy-efficient software design. The #2 Suiren Blue supercomputer at KEK is similarly equipped while the #3 Suiren supercomputer uses Intel Ivy Bridge CPUs instead of the Haswell CPUs. All three of these heterogeneous supercomputers were manufactured by PEZY Computing / Exascaler Inc.

Overall, heterogeneous accelerator-based systems continue to dominate the top places of the Green500. In the November 2014 edition of the list, the top 23 supercomputers on the Green500 List used accelerators; whereas with this edition of the list, the top 32 supercomputers made use of accelerators, a nearly 40% increase in such systems at the top of the Green500. Across both editions of the list, the accelerators come from four vendors (in alphabetical order): AMD, Intel, NVIDIA, and PEZY-SC.

Similar to Japan’s penchant for building fuel-efficient automobiles, dating as far back as the late 1960s, Japan also appears to be leading the charge in creating energy-efficient (or green) supercomputers. Of the top 20 most energy-efficient supercomputers on this edition of the Green500, eight come from Japan. No other country in the world has more than three in the top 20.

With President Barack Obama’s recent announcement to create a National Strategic Computing Initiative (NSCI), will the future of supercomputing mirror what happened in the auto industry? Or will this initiative acknowledge and support the critical role that supercomputing (or high-performance computing) plays in today’s modern technological society and do so while spurring innovation in energy-efficient supercomputing?

The Green500 List

Listed below are the June 2015 The Green500's energy-efficient supercomputers ranked from 301 to 400.

Green500 Rank MFLOPS/W Site* Computer* Total Power
(kW)
301 379.18 Airbus HPC4 - HP POD - Cluster Platform BL460c, Intel Xeon E5-2697v2 12C 2.7GHz, Infiniband FDR 1,056.00
302 379.18 Manufacturing Company Cluster Platform 3000 BL460c, Intel Xeon E5-2697v2 12C 2.7GHz, Infiniband FDR 657.60
303 378.77 King Abdullah University of Science and Technology Shaheen - Blue Gene/P Solution 504.00
304 362.20 DOE/SC/LBNL/NERSC Hopper - Cray XE6, Opteron 6172 12C 2.10GHz, Custom 2,910.00
305 361.79 University of Edinburgh HECToR - Cray XE6, Opteron 6276 16C 2.30 GHz, Cray Gemini interconnect 1,824.93
306 358.67 IT Service Provider Cluster Platform SL241n, Xeon E3-1280v3 4C 3.6GHz, Gigabit Ethernet 664.20
307 338.73 DOE/SC/Pacific Northwest National Laboratory Constance - Supermico SuperServer 6028TP-HTFR, Xeon E5-2670v3 12C 2.3GHz, Infiniband FDR 600.00
308 338.09 Volvo Car Group Cluster Platform 3000 BL460c/DL380p, Intel Xeon E5-2680v2 10C 2.8GHz, Infiniband FDR 513.00
309 330.98 EDF R&D; Ivanhoe - iDataPlex, Xeon X56xx 6C 2.93 GHz, Infiniband 510.00
310 322.11 Moscow State University - Research Computing Center Lomonosov - T-Platforms T-Blade2/1.1, Xeon X5570/X5670/E5630 2.93/2.53 GHz, Nvidia 2070 GPU, PowerXCell 8i Infiniband QDR 2,800.00
311 313.94 Automative Company Cluster Platform 3000 BL460c Gen8, Xeon E5-2670 8C 2.600GHz, Infiniband FDR 864.00
312 313.00 Institute for Molecular Science Fujitsu PRIMERGY CX250 & RX300, Xeon E5-2690/E5-2697v3 2.9GHz/2.6Ghz, Infiniband FDR/QDR 866.13
313 307.25 Geoscience (P) Cluster Platform SL210t, Intel Xeon E5-2680v2 10C 2.8GHz, Infiniband QDR 768.00
314 303.31 IT4Innovations National Supercomputing Center, VSB-Technical University of Ostrava Salomon - SGI ICE X, Xeon E5-2680v3 12C 2.5GHz, Infiniband FDR, Intel Xeon Phi 7120P 4,806.00
315 284.44 Financial Institution iDataPlex DX360M4, Xeon E5-2670 8C 2.6GHz, Gigabit Ethernet 588.30
316 282.85 Automotive Cluster Platform 3000 BL460c, Intel Xeon E5-2697v2 12C 2.7GHz, 10G Ethernet 1,440.00
317 281.30 Hewlett-Packard Cluster Platform SL230s Gen8, Intel Xeon E5-2680v2 10C 2.8GHz, Infiniband QDR 768.00
318 280.92 Petroleum Company Cluster Platform SL210t, Intel Xeon E5-2680v2 10C 2.8GHz, Infiniband QDR 840.00
319 278.89 DOE/NNSA/LANL/SNL Cielo - Cray XE6, Opteron 6136 8C 2.40GHz, Custom 3,980.00
320 269.92 Automotive Services Cluster Platform 3000 BL460c Gen8, Xeon E5-2680 8C 2.7GHz, 10G Ethernet 725.40
321 268.79 IT Service Provider Cluster Platform 3000 BL460c Gen8, Xeon E5-2680 8C 2.700GHz, 10G Ethernet 655.20
322 268.79 IT Service Provider Cluster Platform 3000 BL460c Gen8, Xeon E5-2680 8C 2.700GHz, 10G Ethernet 655.20
323 268.79 Service Provider Cluster Platform 3000 BL460c Gen8, Xeon E5-2680 8C 2.700GHz, 10G Ethernet 780.30
324 266.26 King Abdulaziz University Aziz - Fujitsu PRIMERGY CX400, Intel Xeon E5-2695v2 12C 2.4GHz, Intel TrueScale QDR 793.60
325 265.81 Saudi Aramco Faris - Cluster Platform SL230s Gen8, Intel Xeon E5-2680v2 10C 2.8GHz, Infiniband QDR 3,072.00
326 265.30 IT Service Provider (D) Cluster Platform 3000 BL460c Gen8, Xeon E5-2670 8C 2.600GHz, 10G Ethernet 949.05
327 262.12 Universitaet Paderborn - PC2 OCuLUS (Owl CLUSter) - Clustervision CV-AIRE5, Xeon E5-2670 8C 2.600GHz, Infiniband QDR 720.00
328 261.23 IT Service Provider (B) Cluster Platform 3000 BL460c Gen8, Xeon E5-2670 8C 2.600GHz, 10G Ethernet 660.15
329 260.38 Petroleum Company Cluster Platform SL210t, Intel Xeon E5-2680v2 10C 2.8GHz, 10G Ethernet 720.00
330 260.38 Petroleum Company Cluster Platform SL210t, Intel Xeon E5-2680v2 10C 2.8GHz, 10G Ethernet 798.00
331 260.38 Petroleum Company Cluster Platform SL210t, Intel Xeon E5-2680v2 10C 2.8GHz, 10G Ethernet 882.00
332 260.12 IT Service Provider Cluster Platform 3000 BL460c Gen8, Xeon E5-2670 8C 2.600GHz, 10G Ethernet 715.50
333 260.12 Electrionic Industry Cluster Platform 3000 BL460c Gen8, Xeon E5-2670 8C 2.600GHz, 10G Ethernet 646.20
334 260.07 IT Services Provider Cluster Platform 3000 BL460c Gen8, Xeon E5-2670 8C 2.600GHz, 10G Ethernet 718.20
335 259.92 IT Service Provider Cluster Platform 3000 BL460c Gen8, Xeon E5-2670 8C 2.60GHz, 10G Ethernet 740.70
336 259.31 IT Service Provider Cluster Platform 3000 BL460c Gen8, Xeon E5-2670 8C 2.60GHz, 10G Ethernet 741.60
337 259.17 IT Services Provider Cluster Platform 3000 BL460c Gen8, Xeon E5-2670 8C 2.600GHz, 10G Ethernet 763.20
338 258.18 Next Generation Sequencing Centre, Centre of New Technologies, University of Warsaw ORION - Dell PowerEdge R730, Xeon E5-2680v3 12C 2.5GHz, Infiniband FDR, AMD FirePro S9150 770.00
339 254.01 SciNet/University of Toronto/Compute Canada GPC - xSeries iDataPlex, Xeon E5540 4C 2.53GHz, Infiniband 1,030.00
340 253.72 IT Service Provider (C) Cluster Platform 3000 BL460c Gen8, Xeon E5-2670 8C 2.600GHz, 10G Ethernet 1,036.80
341 253.71 IT Service Provider (D) Cluster Platform 3000 BL460c Gen8, Xeon E5-2670 8C 2.600GHz, 10G Ethernet 1,037.25
342 253.57 Heavy Industry Company Cluster Platform SL230s Gen8, Intel Xeon E5-2680v2 10C 2.8GHz, Infiniband FDR 1,206.00
343 252.58 Service Provider Cluster Platform 3000 BL460c Gen8, Xeon E5-2670 8C 2.600GHz, 10G Ethernet 1,094.40
344 252.58 Service Provider Cluster Platform 3000 BL460c Gen8, Xeon E5-2670 8C 2.600GHz, 10G Ethernet 756.00
345 252.39 Internet Service xSeries x3650M4 Cluster, Xeon E5-2670 8C 2.6GHz, Gigabit Ethernet 668.02
346 252.29 IT Service Provider (B) Cluster Platform 3000 BL460c Gen8, Xeon E5-2670 8C 2.600GHz, 10G Ethernet 1,108.80
347 252.18 Georgia Institute of Technology Keeneland - Cluster Platform SL250s Gen8, Xeon E5-2670 8C 2.600GHz, Infiniband FDR, NVIDIA 2090 1,267.20
348 252.06 Internet Service xSeries x3650M4 Cluster, Xeon E5-2670 8C 2.600GHz, Gigabit Ethernet 668.90
349 252.06 Internet Service xSeries x3650M4 Cluster, Xeon E5-2670 8C 2.600GHz, Gigabit Ethernet 668.90
350 252.06 Internet Service xSeries x3650M4 Cluster, Xeon E5-2670 8C 2.600GHz, Gigabit Ethernet 668.90
351 252.06 Internet Service xSeries x3650M4 Cluster, Xeon E5-2670 8C 2.600GHz, Gigabit Ethernet 668.90
352 249.42 IT Service Provider (C) Cluster Platform 3000 BL460c Gen8, Xeon E5-2640 6C 2.5GHz, 10G Ethernet 751.95
353 247.39 Hosting Services Cluster Platform SL230s Gen8, Intel Xeon E5-2680v2 10C 2.8GHz, Infiniband QDR 865.50
354 245.80 IT Provider (P) Cluster Platform SL230s Gen8, Intel Xeon E5-2680v2 10C 2.8GHz, Infiniband QDR 840.00
355 245.59 Air Force Research Laboratory SGI ICE X, Xeon E5-2670 8C 2.600GHz, Infiniband FDR 1,382.40
356 244.51 IT Provider (P) Cluster Platform SL230s Gen8, Intel Xeon E5-2697v2 12C 2.7GHz, Infiniband FDR 2,001.60
357 242.17 CINECA GALILEO - IBM NeXtScale nx360M4, Xeon E5-2630v3 8C 2.4GHz, Infiniband QDR, Intel Xeon Phi 7120P 2,825.55
358 241.97 Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory Sierra - Dell Xanadu 3 Cluster, Xeon X5660 2.8 Ghz, QLogic InfiniBand QDR 688.94
359 238.40 IT Provider Cluster Platform SL210t, Intel Xeon E5-2650v2 8C 2.6GHz, 10G Ethernet 1,075.20
360 235.46 IT Provider (P) Cluster Platform SL250s Gen8, Xeon E5-2670 8C 2.600GHz, Infiniband FDR 1,064.40
361 235.46 IT Provider (P) Cluster Platform SL250s Gen8, Xeon E5-2670 8C 2.600GHz, Infiniband FDR 1,064.40
362 233.00 IT Service Provider Cluster Platform 3000 BL460c Gen8, Xeon E5-2640 6C 2.5GHz, 10G Ethernet 1,609.20
363 233.00 IT Service Provider Cluster Platform 3000 BL460c Gen8, Xeon E5-2640 6C 2.5GHz, 10G Ethernet 1,205.55
364 232.99 Electrionic Industry Cluster Platform 3000 BL460c Gen8, Intel Xeon E5-2658v2 10C 2.400GHz, 10G Ethernet 994.80
365 232.12 Information Technology Center, Nagoya University Fujitsu PRIMERGY CX400, Intel Xeon E5-2697v2 12C 2.700GHz, Infiniband FDR, Xeon Phi 3120p 1,369.55
366 230.32 Japan Atomic Energy Agency (JAEA) BX900 Xeon X5570 2.93GHz , Infiniband QDR 831.00
367 228.76 Commissariat a l'Energie Atomique (CEA) Tera-100 - Bull bullx super-node S6010/S6030 4,590.00
368 226.40 IT Service Provider Cluster Platform SL250s Gen8, Intel Xeon E5-2670v2 10C 2.5GHz, Infiniband FDR 1,399.50
369 226.33 Service Provider Cluster Platform 3000 BL460c Gen8, Xeon E5-2670 8C 2.600GHz, 10G Ethernet 2,410.20
370 223.50 Grand Equipement National de Calcul Intensif - Centre Informatique National de l'Enseignement Suprieur (GENCI-CINES) Jade - SGI ICE 8200EX, Xeon E5450 4C 3.000GHz, Infiniband 1,064.00
371 220.60 Kyoto University Camphor - Cray XE6, Opteron 16C 2.50GHz, Cray Gemini interconnect 1,140.96
372 220.06 Service Provider Cluster Platform 3000 BL460c Gen8, Intel Xeon E5-2690v2 10C 3GHz, 10G Ethernet 1,344.00
373 220.06 Service Provider Cluster Platform 3000 BL460c Gen8, Intel Xeon E5-2690v2 10C 3GHz, 10G Ethernet 1,344.00
374 220.06 Electronics Company Cluster Platform 3000 BL460c Gen8, Intel Xeon E5-2690v2 10C 3GHz, 10G Ethernet 774.00
375 220.06 Service Provider Cluster Platform 3000 BL460c Gen8, Intel Xeon E5-2690v2 10C 3GHz, 10G Ethernet 1,008.00
376 219.48 Banking (M) Cluster Platform 3000 BL460c Gen8, Xeon E5-2660 8C 2.2GHz, 10G Ethernet 752.40
377 217.54 Telecommunication Company Cluster Platform 3000 BL460c Gen8, Xeon E5-2660 8C 2.200GHz, 10G Ethernet 867.60
378 217.46 IT Service Provider Cluster Platform 3000 BL460c Gen8, Xeon E5-2660 8C 2.200GHz, 10G Ethernet 872.10
379 215.53 KISTI Supercomputing Center TachyonII - Sun Blade x6048, X6275, IB QDR M9 switch, Sun HPC stack Linux edition 1,275.00
380 213.99 Government Cluster Platform SL230s Gen8, Intel Xeon E5-2650v2 8C 2.6GHz, Infiniband QDR 780.00
381 210.77 IT Services Provider Cluster Platform SL230s Gen8, Xeon E5-2670 8C 2.600GHz, Infiniband QDR 1,104.00
382 209.55 ERDC DSRC Garnet - Cray XE6, Opteron 16C 2.500GHz, Cray Gemini interconnect 5,569.00
383 208.42 Electronics xSeries x3650M4 Cluster, Xeon E5-2670 8C 2.6GHz, Gigabit Ethernet 808.96
384 206.72 Energy Company Cluster Platform SL250s Gen8, Xeon E5-2670 8C 2.600GHz, Infiniband QDR 1,401.60
385 206.72 Geoscience (P) Cluster Platform SL250s Gen8, Xeon E5-2670 8C 2.600GHz, Infiniband QDR 1,363.20
386 206.72 Geoscience (P) Cluster Platform SL250s Gen8, Xeon E5-2670 8C 2.600GHz, Infiniband QDR 1,344.00
387 202.82 Logistic Services (E) Cluster Platform 3000 BL460c Gen8, Intel Xeon E5-2697v2 12C 2.7GHz, 10G Ethernet 950.40
388 202.82 Logistic Services (E) Cluster Platform 3000 BL460c Gen8, Intel Xeon E5-2697v2 12C 2.7GHz, 10G Ethernet 833.40
389 196.85 Government Cluster Platform 3000 BL460c Gen8, Xeon E5-2650 8C 2.000GHz, 10G Ethernet 927.00
390 196.21 IT Service Provider Cluster Platform 3000 BL460c Gen8, Intel Xeon E5-2650v2 8C 2.6GHz, 10G Ethernet 854.40
391 193.86 Energy Company Cluster Platform SL250s Gen8, Xeon E5-2670 8C 2.600GHz, 10G Ethernet 1,917.60
392 193.11 IT Services Provider Cluster Platform DL360p Gen8, Intel Xeon E5-2650v2 8C 2.6GHz, 10G Ethernet 1,131.00
393 193.11 Hosting Services Cluster Platform DL360p Gen8, Intel Xeon E5-2650v2 8C 2.6GHz, 10G Ethernet 1,058.40
394 191.49 IT Service Provider Cluster Platform 3000 BL460c Gen8, Intel Xeon E5-2680v2 10C 2.8GHz, 10G Ethernet 1,308.00
395 191.49 IT Service Provider Cluster Platform 3000 BL460c Gen8, Intel Xeon E5-2680v2 10C 2.8GHz, 10G Ethernet 2,496.00
396 191.49 Insurance Company Cluster Platform 3000 BL460c Gen8, Intel Xeon E5-2680v2 10C 2.8GHz, 10G Ethernet 1,125.00
397 191.49 Insurance Company Cluster Platform 3000 BL460c Gen8, Intel Xeon E5-2680v2 10C 2.8GHz, 10G Ethernet 1,107.00
398 191.49 IT Services Provider Cluster Platform 3000 BL460c Gen8, Intel Xeon E5-2680v2 10C 2.8GHz, 10G Ethernet 988.50
399 189.14 Energy Company (D) Cluster Platform SL230s Gen8, Xeon E5-2670 8C 2.600GHz, 10G Ethernet 2,419.20
400 189.14 Energy Company Cluster Platform SL230s Gen8, Xeon E5-2670 8C 2.600GHz, 10G Ethernet 1,152.00

* Performance data obtained from publicly available sources including TOP500