U.S. Once Again Leads the Top500 Supercomputer List with ORNL’s Summit

For the first time since November 2012, the US claims the most powerful supercomputer in the world.

The Department of Energy’s (DOE) Oak Ridge National Laboratory (ORNL) is the home to the new Summit supercomputer.  Summit took the number one spot on the TOP500 with a performance of 122.3 petaflops on High Performance Linpack (HPL).

The number three position on the TOP500 went to Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory’s Sierra supercomputer at 71.6 PetaFLOPS.