The Top 500 ranking is a list of the most powerful supercomputers in the world currently compiled by experts at the NERSC/ Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory, the software company Prometheus, and the University of Mannheim.
In recent years the leading story of this ranking has been the relative decline of the USA and the rise of Mainland China. However, the current world leader is, as it has been since June of last year, Supercomputer Fugaku run by the Fujitsu RIKEN Center for Computational Science, followed by two American and two Chinese systems.
It is noticeable that this year there has been a decline in the number of Chinese systems reported. It is likely that this is because of reluctance to submit full information to the rankers.
It is possible to generate various sublists within the ranking. The top five academic supercomputers currently are:
- Frontera, Texas Advanced Computing Center/ University of Texas, USA
- Wisteria/BDEC-01 (Odyssey), Fujitsu Information Technology Center, University of Tokyo, Japan
- Marconi – 100 IBM CINECA, Italy
- Super MUC-NG Lenovo Leibniz Reichenzentrum, Germany
- HiPerGator AI, University of Florida, USA.