Twice yearly, the renowned TOP500 is published in which the fastest computer systems being used today are listed. Based on the Linpack benchmark performances, the list has been used to define what “supercomputers” really are and which systems can be defined as such continuously since June 1993. The TOP500 is edited by Prometeus GmbH, who are also responsible for hosting ISC, the main European HPC conference, every year in Frankfurt.
In the last installment of the TOP500 (June 2016), ClusterVision is proudly listed five times, including once in the top fifty: ClusterVision implemented the MAKMAN-2 installation (hardware provided by Dell) for Saudi Aramco (#39). The VSC-3 cluster we built for the Technische Universität Wien (#169) uses revolutionary mineral oil cooling technology, developed with our partner GRC. Our fifth entry in the TOP500 is the Minerva cluster (#463) at Max-Planck-Gesellschaft MPI / Albert-Einstein-Institut.