Most Powerful Supercomputers in the World

USA Frontier 2022 

Built by: Oak Ridge with HPE Cray and AMD Processor: AMD EPYC 64C 2GHz

Frontier is ushering in a new era of exascale computing, solving the world’s biggest scientific challenges. Also, Frontier secured first place in the Green500 list, delivering 62.68 gigaflops/watt power efficiency from a single cabinet of optimized processors.

Germany JUWELS Booster Module

Built by: Forschungszentrum Jülich (FZJ) Processor: AMD processors and NVIDIA GPUs 

Meet one of the most powerful supercomputers in Europe, at 44.1 HPL petaflops. JUWELS is powered by AMD processors and NVIDIA GPUs, similar to the Selene system.

Finland Lumi 

Built by: Forschungszentrum Jülich (FZJ) Processor: AMD processors and NVIDIA GPUs 

Meet one of the most powerful supercomputers in Europe, at 44.1 HPL petaflops. AMD processors power JUWELS and NVIDIA GPUs, similar to the Selene system, showcase excellence and cost-efficiency.

China Sunway TaihuLight 

Built by: National Research Centre of Parallel Computer Engineering & Technology (NRCPC) Processor: Sunway SW26010 

National Supercomputing Centre in Wuxi, Sunway TaihuLight held the Number 1 spot in 2016 & 2017.

Japan Fugaku 

Built by: Fujitsu Processor:  ARM version 8.2A 

Fugaku was installed at the RIKEN Centre for Computational Science (R-CCS) in Kobe, Japan. Alongside the additional hardware, Fugaku achieved a new world record of 442 petaflops results on HPL, making it three times ahead of the number two system in the list.

USA Sierra 

Built by: Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory (LLNL), California Processor: Two Power9 CPUs and four NVIDIA Tesla V100 GPUs 

Sierra functions at an HPL mark of 94.6 petaflops. Its 4,320 nodes are equipped with high-power CPUs. It has an architecture similar to supercomputer Summit. Sierra also hit 15th on the Green500 List of the world’s most energy-efficient supercomputers.

China Tianhe-2A 

Built by: National University of Defence Technology (NUDT) Processor: Intel Xeon CPUs and NUDT's Matrix-2000 DSP accelerators 

With 61.4 petaflops, you can find Tianhe-2A at Guangzhou's National Supercomputer Centre. Tianhe-2A is primarily used for simulation, analysis, and government security applications. 

USA Summit 

Built by: IBM Processor: Two 22-core Power9 CPUs and six NVIDIA Tesla V100 GPUs 

Summit is the fastest system the USA currently owns. Launched in 2018, Summit has a performance of 148.8 petaflops, commonly referred to as the ‘Nobel Prize of supercomputing.

USA Cray-1 

Built by: Cray Research Processor: 64-bit processor @ 80 MHz 

Cray-1 was first released in the market, in 1975, and sold 100s of Cray-1 supercomputers. Cray-1 was the first supercomputer to implement the vector processor design successfully. Cray-1’s math operations boosted memory and registers to perform a single operation on a large data set efficiently.