Oak Ridge’s Summit and Lawrence Livermore’s Sierra Rank #1 and #2 in TOP500

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Two U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) national laboratories are now home to the fastest supercomputers in the world, according to the new TOP500 List, a semiannual ranking of the world’s fastest computing systems.

The IBM Summit system at Oak Ridge National Laboratory is currently ranked number one, while Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory’s IBM Sierra system has climbed to the number two spot. The announcement came today at SC18, the International Conference for High Performance Computing, Networking, Storage, and Analysis in Dallas, TX.

“Thanks to some of the brightest minds working at DOE’s national labs, America is leading the world in high-performance computing hardware, software, and applications as we move into the era of exascale computing,” said U.S. Secretary of Energy Rick Perry.  “These extraordinary capabilities hold enormous promise for our country and will literally transform our leadership in science, our economy, and our nation’s security.”

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