India and Sweden enter new Top500 list

The new Top500 list of the world’s fastest supercomputers was released at the SC07 in Reno, USA, with joint effort between IMB and the US Department of Energy’s National Nuclear Security Administration claiming the top spot.

Of the top 10 supercomputers, seven are based in the US. However, the new list includes entries from India and Sweden – countries that do not normally make it into the upper reaches of the Top500. A new installation in Germany has also made it into the top 10 at number two.

The fastest computer is housed at the US Department of Energy’s Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory in California. It has recently been upgraded to reach rates of 478.2 Tflop/s. At number two is the Forschungszentrum Juelich (FZJ) in Germany, which can reach 167.3 Tflop/s.

The New Mexico Computing Applications Centre in the US took the third position, and India’s first ever system in the top 10, housed at the Computational Research Laboratories, is at number four. In fifth place is the Swedish Government Agency. The full list can be found at

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