3 of the 5 fastest supercomputers in the world use GPUs

November 17th, 2010

The latest Top 500 list of the world’s fastest supercomputers, released November 15th, demonstrates that GPUs are being adopted on a large scale in the HPC space.  Three out of the top 5 machines (#1 and #3 in China, and #4 in Japan) feature NVIDIA Tesla GPUs.  Also, the list confirms the expected result that the new GPU-based Tianhe-1a machine from China has ousted Jaguar from the top spot.

More details at top500.org.