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A New Supercomputer Has Joined the Top Five


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The Perlmutter supercomputer.

The Perlmutter supercomputer in the U.S. Department of Energy's Lawrence Berkeley Laboratory was ranked fifth the June edition of the Top500 listing of the worlds most powerful supercomputers.

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The Perlmutter supercomputer in the U.S. Department of Energy's Lawrence Berkeley Laboratory is the only new entry in the top 10 of the June edition of the Top500 listing of the world’s most powerful supercomputers.

With 64.6 petaflops, Perlmutter reached fifth place in the new ranking, pushing the previous fifth-place system, Nvidia's Selene, down to sixth place.

Perlmutter also ranked sixth on the Green500 ranking of the most energy efficient supercomputers, with a power efficiency of 25.55 gigaflops per watt.

Remaining at the top of the Top500 list were Japan's Fugaku (442 petaflops) and IBM's Summit (148.8 petaflops).

China accounts for 186 supercomputers in the latest Top500, followed by the U.S. with 123.

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