Started in 1993, the TOP500 lists the fastest computers used today, ranked according to Linpack benchmark results. Published twice a year, the TOP500 list provides an important tool for tracking usage trends in high-performance computing. The TOP500 54th Edition was released during the November 2019 SC Supercomputing conference in Denver, Colorado.

TOP500 54th Edition Highlights

  • InfiniBand Accelerates Six of the Top Ten Supercomputers in the World, Including the Top Three, and Four of the Top Five on June’s TOP500
  • Mellanox InfiniBand and Ethernet Solutions Connect 297 Systems or 59% of Overall TOP500 Platforms, Demonstrating 12% Growth Year over Year (Nov’18-Nov’19)
  • InfiniBand Accelerates 141 systems, 12% Growth Compared to June 2019 TOP500 List
  • 200G HDR InfiniBand Accelerates 31% of New InfiniBand Systems on November’s TOP500, Including Fastest 2019-Built TOP500 Supercomputer
  • Mellanox 25 Gigabit and Faster Ethernet Solutions Connect 60% of Total Ethernet Systems, Representing 20% Growth Year over Year

Key Takeaways From the November TOP500 2019 List:

  • Mellanox connects 59% of overall TOP500 platforms (297 systems, InfiniBand and Ethernet), demonstrating 12% growth year over year
  • 200G HDR InfiniBand accelerates 31% of new InfiniBand systems on November’s TOP500, including fastest 2019-built TOP500 supercomputer
  • InfiniBand accelerates the world’s fastest HPC/AI supercomputer – Oak Ridge National Laboratory ‘Summit’ supercomputer
  • InfiniBand accelerates the top 3 supercomputers in the world – #1 (ORNL - USA), #2 (LLNL - USA), and #3 (Wuxi - China), and 6 of the top 10 – #5 (TACC - USA), #8 (AIST - Japan), and #10 (LLNL - USA)
  • InfiniBand accelerates the fastest industrial supercomputer at Total Oil and Gas, #11 on the list
  • InfiniBand connects 141 supercomputers, demonstrating 12% growth compared to the June 2019 TOP500 list
  • Mellanox connects 156 Ethernet systems (25 gigabit and faster), or 60% of the total Ethernet systems – 20% growth year over year (Nov’18-Nov’19)
  • InfiniBand is an ideal interconnect for HPC and AI infrastructures
  • Mellanox Ethernet with ROCE is the superior choice for cloud and hyperscale platforms