SC17: Intel Boasts Record-Breaking Top500 Position with Fastest Ramp of a New Xeon Processor on List

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November 13, 2017

Intel today announced that the Intel® Xeon® Scalable processor now holds over 110 world records in performance and has delivered the fastest adoption rate of any new Intel Xeon processor on the Top5001 with over 25 petaFLOPS of performance in 18 supercomputers.

On the November 2017 Top500 list, Intel-powered supercomputers accounted for six of the top 10 systems and a record high of 471 out of 500 systems. Intel® Omni-Path Architecture (Intel OPA) gained momentum, delivering a majority of the petaFLOPS of systems using 100Gb fabric delivering over 80 petaFLOPS, an almost 20 percent increase compared with the June 2017 Top500 list. In addition, Intel OPA now connects almost 60 percent of nodes using 100Gb fabrics on the Top500 list2. Also, Intel powered all 137 new systems added to the November list.

When it launched earlier this year, the Intel Xeon Scalable processor was hailed as an outstanding platform for high performance computing (HPC), delivering up to 2x the flops per clock and 63 percent better performance across 13 common HPC applications compared with the prior generation3.

Here’s a quick summary of Intel’s other resources from Supercomputing 2017:

Fact Sheet: SC17: Intel Demonstrates Future of AI Convergence and Delivers Targeted HPC Solutions for Workload Optimization

Press Kit: Intel at 2017 Supercomputing Conference


2Source: Intel estimate based on Top500 data and other public sources

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