CHPC’s Lengau cluster remains on Top500 List
The CHPC’s Lengau supercomputer has placed 246th on the computing Top 500 List at the International Supercomputing Conference in Frankfurt, Germany in June 2018.
The Top 500 List lists computers ranked by their performance on the LINPACK benchmark (The LINPACK Benchmarks measure a system’s floating point computing power. Introduced by Jack Dongarra, they measure how fast a computer solves a dense n by n system of linear equations, which is a common task in science and engineering). The list is announced in June and in November each year. With over 32000 cores, Lengau remains the fastest computer on the African continent owing to its speed of just over a petaflop. In the previous list, November 2017, Lengau placed at position 165.
Lengau continues to put the country in the company of leading supercomputing nations. It is the only system in Africa featuring on the TOP500 and is the second fastest supercomputer in the southern hemisphere, a demonstration of South Africa’s commitment to ensuring world-class services to its research community and industry.