Additional TOP500 List achievements include the following:
"InfiniBand is the leading high-performance interconnect on the TOP500 list and continues to grow and is now accelerating 141 supercomputers. These systems are leveraging InfiniBand to enable innovation and research in vertical markets such as astronomy, medicine, AI, quantum mechanics, mechanical engineering and much more", stated Bill Lee, IBTA Marketing Working Group Co-Chair. "Additionally, HDR 200Gb/s InfiniBand made its debut on the July 2019 list and now connects nearly a third of the new InfiniBand platforms on the list. This demand for HDR 200Gb/s InfiniBand and InfiniBand's overall presence on the list signifies an increasing need for interconnects that deliver efficiency, bandwidth and the fastest speeds currently on the market. We are proud that InfiniBand is able to rise to these challenges and enable high performance for the world's top systems."
The TOP500 List reflects the evolving data centre ecosystem. Each new list reports the top supercomputers that execute the world's most complex and demanding workloads. As needs change and new supercomputers are built, the technology that powers these systems must adapt to the industry's demand for data and enhanced performance. InfiniBand's prominent presence on this list is indicative of its ability to provide the speed, low latency and scalability that the world's top systems require. Leveraging Remote Direct Memory Access (RDMA) fabrics such as InfiniBand and RDMA over Converged Ethernet (RoCE) also offers data centres reliability, efficiency and a highly interoperable environment for these systems to expand.
The TOP500 List is published twice per year and ranks the top supercomputers worldwide based on the LINPAC benchmark rating system, providing valuable statistics for tracking trends in system performance and architecture.