ISC, SUSE, and the Top500
The 49th edition of the TOP500 Supercomputer Sites list was released this week during the ISC High Performance conference in Frankfurt, Germany. The list ranks the world’s most powerful supercomputers based on the Linpack benchmark and is released twice per year.
SUSE Linux Runs on Half of the Top 50
Yes, it’s true – half of the top 50 supercomputers around the world use SUSE Enterprise Linux. When we expand to look at the top 100 in the list, SUSE powers 40% of them, and it is exciting to see many of our partners and customers showcasing their supercomputing centers at ISC this week.
Showcasing Barcelona Supercomputing Center with SUSE and Lenovo
At the Barcelona Supercomputing Center, on the campus of the Polytechnic University of Catalonia, is supercomputer Mare Nostrum 4. Boasting over 3,400 Lenovo ThinkSystem servers, each performing over 2 trillion calculations per second – for a total of up to 11.1 petaflop capacity – Mare Nostrum 4 has the power to probe deep secrets and foster innovation from genomics to geophysics, from fusion to the future. SUSE Linux Enterprise is the operating system of choice, running on the Mare Nostrum Lenovo servers. If you aren’t familiar with the Barcelona Supercomputing Center, it happens to be one of the most beautiful centers in the world.
Also, earlier this week, I talked about our theme and the AI and deep learning focus of the ISC High Performance conference here in Frankfurt. Please also check out my blog post on this here: https://www.suse.com/communities/blog/isc-2017-suse-hpc-tesseract/
For additional product information, please go to the SUSE HPC Solutions page at https://www.suse.com/solutions/sle/high-performance-computing/ , the SUSE HPC product page at https://www.suse.com/products/server/hpc/ , or contact me at Jeff.Reser@suse.com .
 Analysis of the June 2017 Top500 List reveals the primary operating system used on the supercomputer. In some cases, “Linux” is generically listed and these not included in the SUSE use statistics unless we have verified explicitly what is being used. In the case of “Cray Linux Environment”, CLE includes SUSE Enterprise Linux plus additional services from Cray. CLE is included in our SUSE use statistics.