SDSC Cluster Remains an Elite Performer


Still One of World's Fastest HPC Systems

Gordon, the unique data-intensive flash-based HPC resource at the San Diego Supercomputer Center (SDSC) at the University of California, San Diego, holds the 88th position in the Top500 rankings of the world's fastest supercomputers, released this week at SC12 in Salt Lake City, UT.

SDSC researchers submitted an entry for Gordon using 218 teraflops per second (TFLOPS) and 12,608 cores – about 75 percent of the system. Built by SDSC researchers and Appro, a leading developer of supercomputing solutions, Gordon, the next generation Appro Xtreme-X™ Supercomputer has been in production since January 1, 2012, when it debuted at number 48 on the list. It has 16,160 cores and an Rpeak rating of 336.13 TFLOPS.

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