Started in 1993, the TOP500 lists the fastest computers used today, ranked according to Linpack benchmark results. Published twice a year, the TOP500 list provides an important tool for tracking usage trends in high-performance computing. The 48th TOP500 List was released during the November SC'16 conference.

TOP500 48th List Highlights

Mellanox connects the World’s Fastest Supercomputer delivering 93 Petaflops of performance which is more than 3x faster than the second system on the list. InfiniBand solutions were chosen in nearly four times more end-user projects in 2016 versus Omni-Path and five times more end-user projects versus other proprietary offerings. This demonstrates an increase in both InfiniBand usage and market share. InfiniBand accelerates 65 percent of the total HPC systems on the list and 46 percent of the Petaflop infrastructures. Mellanox Ethernet solutions connect all of the 40 Gigabit Ethernet systems and the first 100 Gigabit Ethernet system.

Highlights of InfiniBand and Mellanox usage on the November 2016 TOP500 list include:

  • Connects the world fastest supercomputer, 93 Petaflops, 41 thousand nodes, and more than 10 million CPU cores
  • Fastest interconnect solution, 100Gb/s throughput, 200 million messages per second, 0.6usec end-to-end latency
  • Broadest adoption in HPC platforms ,connects 65% of the HPC platforms, and 39% of the overall TOP500 systems
  • Preferred solution for Petascale systems, Connects 46% of the Petascale systems on the TOP500 list
  • Connects all the 40G Ethernet systems and the first 100G Ethernet system on the list (Mellanox end-to-end)
  • Chosen for 65 end-user TOP500 HPC projects in 2016, 3.6X higher versus Omni-Path, 5X higher versus Cray Aries
  • Most Used Interconnect on the TOP500 for TOP100, 200, 300 and TOP400 systems
  • Enabling Machine Learning, High-Performance, Web 2.0, Cloud, Storage, Big Data and more applications

Mellanox ConnectX-5 EDR 100Gb/s InfiniBand adapters, Switch-IB2 based switch systems and LinkX fiber and copper cables optimize server and storage performance and provide the scalable, low-latency, and power-efficient interconnect for the world’s fastest supercomputers.