TOP500 – The List
The TOP500 list provides the most accurate, reliable and historically consistent ranking of general-purpose HPC systems in common use for high-end applications. Twice a year (June and November), a new list featuring the sites operating the 500 most powerful computer systems is assembled and released.
The project was born in 1986 as the Mannheim Supercomputing Statistik, published by Prof. Hans Meuer and Erich Strohmaier, while they were colleagues at the University of Mannheim. The current authors of the TOP500 list are Erich Strohmaier of NERSC/Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory, Jack Dongarra of the University of Tennessee, Knoxville, Horst Simon of NERSC/Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory and Martin Meuer of ISC Group.
The TOP500 website provides an overview of the data accumulated over the decades and allows you to retrieve in-depth statistics on current and previous lists. The site also provides a year-round source of topical information and insights for the HPC community.
In conjunction with the TOP500 List, the website also offers a news outlet that provides coverage of product and technology developments across high performance computing. Stories encompass the entire range of subject matter, from supercomputing to desktop HPC, as well as related areas in artificial intelligence, cloud computing, hyperscale datacenters, and data analytics. It is the only publication entirely devoted to HPC, which also pairs daily news stories with in-depth analysis of critical topics shaping the HPC market and the technology upon which it’s based.