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The Green500 List - November 2014

L-CSC Emerges as the Most Energy-Efficient Supercomputer in the World

New Orleans, LA, USA; November 20, 2014 -- A new supercomputer, L-CSC from the GSI Helmholtz Center, emerged as the most energy-efficient (or greenest) supercomputer in the world, according to the 16th edition of the twice-yearly Green500 list. The L-CSC cluster was the first and only supercomputer on the list to surpass 5 gigaflops/watt (billions of operations per second per watt). Like so many of the most energy-efficient supercomputers in the world over the past few years, L-CSC is a heterogeneous supercomputer that is powered by GPU accelerators, namely AMD FirePro™ S9150 GPUs. It marks the first time that a supercomputer using AMD GPUs has held the top spot.

In fact, the top three slots of the Green500 were powered by three different accelerators with number one, L-CSC, being powered by AMD FirePro™ S9150 GPUs; number two, Suiren, powered by PEZY-SC many-core accelerators; and number three, TSUBAME-KFC, powered by NVIDIA K20x GPUs. Beyond these top three, the next 20 supercomputers were also accelerator-based.

L-CSC achieved the first position on the November 2014 Green500 List with an impressive 5.27 gigaflops per watt. This system used Intel Ivy Bridge CPUs, AMD FirePro GPUs, and an energy-efficient software design to achieve this feat. TSUBAME-KFC, which was number one over the previous two editions of the Green500, came in third in this edition of the Green500. TSUBAME-KFC was the first supercomputer to have broken the 4 gigaflops/watt barrier. Finally, Suiren, a supercomputer from the High Energy Accelerator Research Organization/KEK in Japan, occupied the second spot between L-CSC and TSUBAME-KFC at 4.95 gigaflops per watt. Like L-CSC and TSUBAME-KFC, Suiren used Intel Ivy Bridge CPUs, but coupled them with many-core accelerators from PEZY-SC. These many-core accelerators consist of 1,024 independent processor cores.

Assuming that L-CSC’s energy efficiency could be scaled linearly to an exaflop supercomputing system, one that can perform one trillion floating-point operations per second, such a system would consume on the order of 190 megawatts (MW). “Although this 190-megawatt power envelope is still far from DARPA’s optimistic target of a 67-megawatt power envelope, it is approximately 16 times better than the initial projection of a nearly 3000-megawatt power envelope from 2007 when the first official Green500 list was launched,” says Wu Feng of the Green500.

About the Green500:

The Green500 has provided a ranking of the most energy-efficient supercomputers in the world since November 2007. For decades, the notion of supercomputer "performance" has been synonymous with "speed.” This particular focus has led to the emergence of supercomputers that consume egregious amounts of electrical power and produce so much heat that extravagant cooling facilities must be constructed to ensure proper operation. In addition, when there is an emphasis on speed as the ultimate metric, it often comes at the expense of other performance metrics, such as energy efficiency, reliability, availability, and usability. As a result, there has been an extraordinary increase in the total cost of ownership (TCO) of a supercomputer. Consequently, the Green500 seeks to raise the awareness in energy efficiency of supercomputing and to drive it as a first-order design constraint on par with speed.

The Green500 List

Listed below are the November 2014 The Green500's energy-efficient supercomputers ranked from 1 to 100.

Green500 Rank MFLOPS/W Site* Computer* Total Power
(kW)
1 5,271.81 GSI Helmholtz Center L-CSC - ASUS ESC4000 FDR/G2S, Intel Xeon E5-2690v2 10C 3GHz, Infiniband FDR, AMD FirePro S9150
Level 1 measurement data available
57.15
2 4,945.63 High Energy Accelerator Research Organization /KEK Suiren - ExaScaler 32U256SC Cluster, Intel Xeon E5-2660v2 10C 2.2GHz, Infiniband FDR, PEZY-SC 37.83
3 4,447.58 GSIC Center, Tokyo Institute of Technology TSUBAME-KFC - LX 1U-4GPU/104Re-1G Cluster, Intel Xeon E5-2620v2 6C 2.100GHz, Infiniband FDR, NVIDIA K20x 35.39
4 3,962.73 Cray Inc. Storm1 - Cray CS-Storm, Intel Xeon E5-2660v2 10C 2.2GHz, Infiniband FDR, Nvidia K40m
Level 3 measurement data available
44.54
5 3,631.70 Cambridge University Wilkes - Dell T620 Cluster, Intel Xeon E5-2630v2 6C 2.600GHz, Infiniband FDR, NVIDIA K20 52.62
6 3,543.32 Financial Institution iDataPlex DX360M4, Intel Xeon E5-2680v2 10C 2.800GHz, Infiniband, NVIDIA K20x 54.60
7 3,517.84 Center for Computational Sciences, University of Tsukuba HA-PACS TCA - Cray CS300 Cluster, Intel Xeon E5-2680v2 10C 2.800GHz, Infiniband QDR, NVIDIA K20x 78.77
8 3,459.46 SURFsara Cartesius Accelerator Island - Bullx B515 cluster, Intel Xeon E5-2450v2 8C 2.5GHz, InfiniBand 4× FDR, Nvidia K40m 44.40
9 3,185.91 Swiss National Supercomputing Centre (CSCS) Piz Daint - Cray XC30, Xeon E5-2670 8C 2.600GHz, Aries interconnect , NVIDIA K20x
Level 3 measurement data available
1,753.66
10 3,131.06 ROMEO HPC Center - Champagne-Ardenne romeo - Bull R421-E3 Cluster, Intel Xeon E5-2650v2 8C 2.600GHz, Infiniband FDR, NVIDIA K20x 81.41
11 3,019.72 Commonwealth Scientific and Industrial Research Organisation (CSIRO) CSIRO GPU Cluster - Nitro G16 3GPU, Xeon E5-2650 8C 2GHz, Infiniband FDR, Nvidia K20m 86.20
12 2,951.95 GSIC Center, Tokyo Institute of Technology TSUBAME 2.5 - Cluster Platform SL390s G7, Xeon X5670 6C 2.93GHz, Infiniband QDR, NVIDIA K20x 927.86
13 2,629.42 Financial Institution iDataPlex DX360M4, Intel Xeon E5-2680v2 10C 2.800GHz, Infiniband FDR, NVIDIA K20x 66.25
14 2,629.42 Financial Institution iDataPlex DX360M4, Intel Xeon E5-2680v2 10C 2.800GHz, Infiniband FDR, NVIDIA K20x 66.25
15 2,629.42 Financial Institution iDataPlex DX360M4, Intel Xeon E5-2680v2 10C 2.800GHz, Infiniband FDR, NVIDIA K20x 66.25
16 2,629.42 Financial Institution iDataPlex DX360M4, Intel Xeon E5-2680v2 10C 2.800GHz, Infiniband FDR, NVIDIA K20x 66.25
17 2,629.10 Max-Planck-Gesellschaft MPI/IPP iDataPlex DX360M4, Intel Xeon E5-2680v2 10C 2.800GHz, Infiniband, NVIDIA K20x 269.94
18 2,598.21 Exploration & Production - Eni S.p.A. HPC2 - iDataPlex DX360M4, Intel Xeon E5-2680v2 10C 2.8GHz, Infiniband FDR, NVIDIA K20x 1,227.00
19 2,540.02 Tulane University Cypress - Dell C8220X Cluster, Intel Xeon E5-2680v2 10C 2.8GHz, InfiniBand 4x FDR, Intel Xeon Phi 7120P 87.00
20 2,495.12 Mississippi State University Shadow - Cray CS300-LC, Intel Xeon E5-2680v2 10C 2.8GHz, Infiniband FDR, Intel Xeon Phi 5110P 101.93
21 2,401.41 St. Petersburg Polytechnic University RSC PetaStream - RSC PetaStream, Xeon E5-2697v3 14C 2.6GHz, Infiniband FDR, Intel Xeon Phi 5120D 71.00
22 2,386.42 Government Cray CS-Storm, Intel Xeon E5-2660v2 10C 2.2GHz, Infiniband FDR, Nvidia K40 1,498.90
23 2,351.10 King Abdulaziz City for Science and Technology SANAM - Adtech, ASUS ESC4000/FDR G2, Xeon E5-2650 8C 2.000GHz, Infiniband FDR, AMD FirePro S10000 179.15
24 2,304.48 Dassault Aviation BlueGene/Q, Power BQC 16C 1.6GHz, Custom Interconnect 82.00
25 2,301.90 Academic Center for Computing and Media Studies (ACCMS), Kyoto University camellia - Cray XC30, Intel Xeon E5-2670v2 10C 2.500GHz, Aries interconnect , Intel Xeon Phi 5120D 165.30
26 2,299.15 Ecole Polytechnique Federale de Lausanne CADMOS BG/Q - BlueGene/Q, Power BQC 16C 1.600GHz, Custom Interconnect 82.19
27 2,299.15 IBM Thomas J. Watson Research Center BlueGene/Q, Power BQC 16C 1.60 GHz, Custom 82.19
28 2,299.15 Interdisciplinary Centre for Mathematical and Computational Modelling, University of Warsaw BlueGene/Q, Power BQC 16C 1.600GHz, Custom Interconnect 82.19
29 2,299.15 IBM Rochester BlueGene/Q, Power BQC 16C 1.600GHz, Custom Interconnect 82.19
30 2,299.15 University of Rochester BlueGene/Q, Power BQC 16C 1.60GHz, Custom 82.19
31 2,262.11 Idaho National Laboratory Falcon - SGI ICE X, Xeon E5-2680v3 12C 2.5GHz, Infiniband FDR 226.00
32 2,243.04 University of Southern California HPCC - Cluster Platform SL250s Gen8, Xeon E5-2665 8C 2.400GHz, Infiniband FDR, Nvidia K20m 237.00
33 2,181.56 DOE/SC/Argonne National Laboratory Vesta - BlueGene/Q, Power BQC 16C 1.60GHz, Custom 164.00
34 2,181.56 DOE/SC/Argonne National Laboratory Cetus - BlueGene/Q, Power BQC 16C 1.600GHz, Custom Interconnect 328.00
35 2,181.56 SOSCIP/LKSAVI/University of Toronto BGQ - BlueGene/Q, Power BQC 16C 1.600GHz, Custom Interconnect 328.00
36 2,178.24 Science and Technology Facilities Council - Daresbury Laboratory Blue Joule - BlueGene/Q, Power BQC 16C 1.60GHz, Custom 657.00
37 2,177.13 CNRS/IDRIS-GENCI Turing - BlueGene/Q, Power BQC 16C 1.60GHz, Custom 493.00
38 2,177.13 DOE/NNSA/LLNL Vulcan - BlueGene/Q, Power BQC 16C 1.600GHz, Custom Interconnect 1,972.00
39 2,176.91 Swiss National Supercomputing Centre (CSCS) EPFL Blue Brain IV - BlueGene/Q, Power BQC 16C 1.600GHz, Custom Interconnect 328.70
40 2,176.82 Forschungszentrum Juelich (FZJ) JUQUEEN - BlueGene/Q, Power BQC 16C 1.600GHz, Custom Interconnect 2,301.00
41 2,176.78 Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute BlueGene/Q, Power BQC 16C 1.60GHz, Custom 410.90
42 2,176.60 University of Edinburgh DiRAC - BlueGene/Q, Power BQC 16C 1.60GHz, Custom 493.12
43 2,176.60 High Energy Accelerator Research Organization /KEK HIMAWARI - BlueGene/Q, Power BQC 16C 1.600GHz, Custom Interconnect 246.56
44 2,176.60 High Energy Accelerator Research Organization /KEK SAKURA - BlueGene/Q, Power BQC 16C 1.60GHz, Custom 246.56
45 2,176.58 EDF R&D; Zumbrota - BlueGene/Q, Power BQC 16C 1.60GHz, Custom 328.75
46 2,176.58 Victorian Life Sciences Computation Initiative Avoca - BlueGene/Q, Power BQC 16C 1.60GHz, Custom 328.75
47 2,176.58 DOE/SC/Argonne National Laboratory Mira - BlueGene/Q, Power BQC 16C 1.60GHz, Custom 3,945.00
48 2,176.58 DOE/NNSA/LLNL Sequoia - BlueGene/Q, Power BQC 16C 1.60 GHz, Custom 7,890.00
49 2,176.57 CINECA Fermi - BlueGene/Q, Power BQC 16C 1.60GHz, Custom 821.88
50 2,176.52 IBM Rochester BlueGene/Q, Power BQC 16C 1.60 GHz, Custom 164.38
51 2,176.52 IBM Rochester BlueGene/Q, Power BQC 16C 1.60 GHz, Custom 164.38
52 2,164.87 Korea Meteorological Administration Uri - Cray XC40, Xeon E5-2690v3 12C 2.6GHz, Aries interconnect 159.64
53 2,142.77 DOE/SC/Oak Ridge National Laboratory Titan - Cray XK7 , Opteron 6274 16C 2.200GHz, Cray Gemini interconnect, NVIDIA K20x 8,209.00
54 2,115.15 Swiss National Supercomputing Centre (CSCS) Todi - Cray XK7 , Opteron 6272 16C 2.100GHz, Cray Gemini interconnect, NVIDIA Tesla K20 Kepler 129.40
55 2,104.00 Louisiana Optical Network Initiative QB-2 - Dell C8220X Cluster, Intel Xeon E5-2680v2 10C 2.8GHz, Infiniband FDR, NVIDIA K20x 500.00
56 2,099.80 Bull Manny - bullx DLC 720, Xeon E5-2690v3 12C 2.6GHz, Infiniband FDR 205.00
57 2,077.62 LvLiang Cloud Computing Center Tianhe-2 LvLiang Solution - Tianhe-2 LvLiang, Intel Xeon E5-2692v2 12C 2.2GHz, TH Express-2, Intel Xeon Phi 31S1P 997.00
58 2,056.60 St. Petersburg Polytechnic University Polytechnic RSC Tornado - RSC Tornado, Xeon E5-2697v3 14C 2.6GHz, Infiniband FDR 320.00
59 2,049.07 SGI SGI ICE X, Xeon E5-2690v3 12C 2.6GHz, Infiniband FDR 112.43
60 2,039.36 Center for Computational Sciences, University of Tsukuba COMA (PACS-IX) - Cray CS300 1027GR, Intel Xeon E5-2670v2 10C 2.500GHz, Infiniband FDR, Intel Xeon Phi 7110P 365.80
61 1,959.90 Intel Endeavor - Intel Cluster, Intel Xeon E5-2697v2 12C 2.700GHz, Infiniband FDR, Intel Xeon Phi 7110 387.20
62 1,935.32 NASA Center for Climate Simulation Discover - iDataPlex DX360M4, Xeon E5-2670 8C 2.600GHz, Infiniband QDR, Intel Xeon Phi 5110P 215.60
63 1,915.22 Purdue University Conte - Cluster Platform SL250s Gen8, Xeon E5-2670 8C 2.600GHz, Infiniband FDR, Intel Xeon Phi 5110P 510.00
64 1,901.54 National Super Computer Center in Guangzhou Tianhe-2 (MilkyWay-2) - TH-IVB-FEP Cluster, Intel Xeon E5-2692 12C 2.200GHz, TH Express-2, Intel Xeon Phi 31S1P 17,808.00
65 1,891.59 Swiss National Supercomputing Centre (CSCS) Piz Dora - Cray XC40, Xeon E5-2690v3 12C 2.6GHz, Aries interconnect
Level 3 measurement data available
499.53
66 1,850.16 Center for Development of Advanced Computing (C-DAC) PARAM Yuva - II - R2208GZ Cluster, Xeon E5-2670 8C 2.600GHz, Infiniband FDR, Intel Xeon Phi 5110P 209.95
67 1,838.24 CSC (Center for Scientific Computing) Sisu - Cray XC40, Xeon E5-2690v3 12C 2.6GHz, Aries interconnect 680.00
68 1,834.63 DOE/SC/Pacific Northwest National Laboratory cascade - Atipa Visione IF442 Blade Server, Xeon E5-2670 8C 2.600GHz, Infiniband FDR, Intel Xeon Phi 5110P 1,384.00
69 1,827.38 HLRS - Höchstleistungsrechenzentrum Stuttgart Hornet - Cray XC40, Xeon E5-2680v3 12C 2.5GHz, Aries interconnect 1,512.00
70 1,778.20 KTH - Royal Institute of Technology Beskow - Cray XC40, Xeon E5-2698v3 16C 2.3GHz, Aries interconnect 785.63
71 1,742.37 Grand Equipement National de Calcul Intensif - Centre Informatique National de l'Enseignement Suprieur (GENCI-CINES) Occigen - bullx DLC, Xeon E5-2690v3 12C 2.6GHz, Infiniband FDR 934.80
72 1,739.13 DOE/Knolls Atomic Power Laboratory Atipa Cluster, Xeon E5-2680v3 12C 2.5GHz, Infiniband FDR 174.00
73 1,695.34 Cray Inc. Crystal - Cray XC40, Xeon E5-2698v3 16C 2.3GHz, Aries interconnect 114.38
74 1,695.34 Army Research Laboratory DoD Supercomputing Resource Center (ARL DSRC) Excalibur - Cray XC40, Xeon E5-2698v3 16C 2.3GHz, Aries interconnect 1,465.78
75 1,687.02 Joint Supercomputer Center MVS-10P - RSC Tornado, Xeon E5-2690 8C 2.900GHz, Infiniband FDR, Intel Xeon Phi SE10X 222.70
76 1,612.97 NASA/Ames Research Center/NAS Maia - SGI Rackable C1104G-RP5, Xeon E5-2670 8C 2.600GHz, Infiniband FDR, Intel Xeon Phi 132.00
77 1,573.56 Pawsey Supercomputing Centre, Kensington, Western Australia Magnus - Cray XC40, Xeon E5-2690v3 12C 2.6GHz, Aries interconnect 697.50
78 1,505.49 Louisiana State University SuperMIC - Dell C8220X Cluster, Intel Xeon E5-2680v2 10C 2.8GHz, Infiniband FDR, Intel Xeon Phi 7120P 370.00
79 1,500.86 International Fusion Energy Research Centre (IFERC), EU(F4E) - Japan Broader Approach collaboration HELIOS - Bullx B515 cluster, Xeon E5-2450 8C 2.1GHz, Infiniband FDR, Intel Xeon Phi 5110P 150.00
80 1,471.20 SURFsara Cartesius - Bullx DLC B710/B720 Blades, Xeon E5-2695 v2 2.4GHz E5-2690v3 2.6GHz, Infiniband FDR 715.40
81 1,443.34 Universitaet Ulm Justus bwForCluster - NEC Green Gem Cluster, Xeon E5-2630v3 8C 2.4GHz, Infiniband QDR 150.96
82 1,409.67 National Astronomical Observatory of Japan Aterui - Cray XC40, Xeon E5-2690v3 12C 2.6GHz, Aries interconnect 568.50
83 1,388.12 Cenaero Zenobe - bullx B500/B510 cluster, Intel Xeon E5-2697v2 12C 2.7GHz/Xeon x5675, Infiniband QDR 145.07
84 1,350.33 Academic Center for Computing and Media Studies (ACCMS), Kyoto University magnolia - Cray XC40, Xeon E5-2695v3 14C 2.3GHz, Aries interconnect 227.50
85 1,328.21 CALMIP / University of Toulouse EOS - Bullx DLC B710 Blades, Intel Xeon E5-2680v2 10C 2.8GHz, Infiniband FDR 192.00
86 1,324.47 Vienna Scientific Cluster VSC-3 - Oil blade server, Intel Xeon E5-2650v2 8C 2.6GHz, Intel TrueScale Infiniband 450.00
87 1,304.03 Indiana University Big Red II - Cray XK7 , Opteron 6276 16C 2.300GHz, Cray Gemini interconnect, NVIDIA K20 458.12
88 1,289.60 Tulip Trading C01N - SuperBlade SBI-7127RG-E, Intel Xeon E5-2695v2 12C 2.4GHz, Infiniband FDR, Intel Xeon Phi 7120P 619.00
89 1,199.74 Météo France Beaufix - Bullx DLC B710 Blades, Intel Xeon E5-2697v2 12C 2.7GHz, Infiniband FDR 391.00
90 1,176.87 Météo France Prolix - Bullx DLC B710 Blades, Intel Xeon E5-2697v2 12C 2.7GHz, Infiniband FDR 395.00
91 1,145.92 Texas Advanced Computing Center/Univ. of Texas Stampede - PowerEdge C8220, Xeon E5-2680 8C 2.700GHz, Infiniband FDR, Intel Xeon Phi SE10P 4,510.00
92 1,133.14 Universitaet Erlangen - Regionales Rechenzentrum Erlangen Emmy - NEC LX-2400, Intel Xeon E5-2660v2 10C 2.200GHz, Infiniband QDR 169.00
93 1,129.94 HLRN at ZIB/Konrad Zuse-Zentrum Berlin Konrad - Cray XC40, Intel Xeon E5-2695v2/E5-2680v3 12C 2.4/2.5GHz, Aries interconnect 877.50
94 1,121.26 AWE Spruce B - SGI ICE X, Intel Xeon E5-2680v2 10C 2.8GHz, Infiniband FDR 684.50
95 1,121.20 AWE Spruce A - SGI ICE X, Intel Xeon E5-2680v2 10C 2.8GHz, Infiniband FDR 855.10
96 1,094.89 The Institute of Statistical Mathematics Supercomputer System for Statistical Science I - SGI ICE X, Intel Xeon E5-2697v2 12C 2.7GHz, Infiniband FDR 183.73
97 1,074.79 NASA/Ames Research Center/NAS Pleiades - SGI ICE X, Intel Xeon E5-2670/E5-2680v2/E5-2680v3 2.6/2.8/2.5 GHz, Infiniband FDR 3,140.70
98 1,053.72 HLRN at Universitaet Hannover / RRZN Gottfried - Cray XC40, Intel Xeon E5-2695v2 12C 2.4GHz/E5-2680v3 12C 2.5GHz, Aries interconnect 787.50
99 1,050.26 Los Alamos National Laboratory Moonlight - Xtreme-X , Xeon E5-2670 8C 2.600GHz, Infiniband QDR, NVIDIA 2090 226.80
100 1,038.33 T-Systems CASE-2 - SGI ICE X, Intel Xeon E5-2695v2 12C 2.400GHz, Infiniband FDR 236.80

* Performance data obtained from publicly available sources including TOP500

 
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