Appro, a provider of high-performance enterprise computing systems, has announced that Appro HyperBlade Clusters have been recognised as among the world's fastest supercomputers, according to the current TOP500 list of supercomputers.
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TOP500 is regarded by key figures as the source for determining the fastest supercomputers based on the Linpack benchmark. The Appro HyperBlade Cluster at the Performance and Architecture Laboratory at the Los Alamos National Laboratory in the US, reached a Linpack benchmark performance of 3.4 teraflops or trillions of floating point calculations per second.
In the test, the Appro HyperBlade Cluster is placed 132nd on the current TOP500 list. The Appro HyperBlade Cluster is powered by Dual-Core AMD OpteronT processors configured in 2-socket 256 nodes for a total of 1,024 cores. The cluster is running Linux and is connected by a Voltaire InfiniBand switch.
Appro says that the cluster reflects the growing trend in supercomputing toward standards-based systems configured in clusters to address sophisticated computing needs.