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IBM scales Graph500 peaks during Colorado conference

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IBM supercomputers have taken the top three spots on the latest Graph500 list, released during the SC13 conference in Denver, Colorado.

The biannual list ranks high-performance computing systems on the basis of processing massive amounts of big data.

The top three positions have been awarded to Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory’s Sequoia, Argonne National Laboratory’s Mira and Forschungszentrum Juelich’s (FZJ) JUQUEEN, which all use IBM Blue Gene/Q systems. Blue Gene supercomputers have ranked  number 1 on The Graph500 list since 2010, with Sequoia topping the list three consecutive times since 2012. IBM also was the top vendor on the most list, with 35 entries out of 160.

The Graph500 was established in 2010 by a group of 50 international HPC industry professionals, academics, experts and national laboratory staff. There are five key industries that the Graph500 tries to address with its benchmark which include cybersecurity, medical informatics, data enrichment, social networks, and symbolic networks.