The "Sunway TaihuLight" supercomputer run by our research group is again ranked first in the TOP500 list of supercomputers

At 17:15 on Nov. 14, the semiannual TOP500 Supercomputer award ceremony is hold at the International Conference for High Performance Computing, Networking, Storage, and Analysis (SC) in Denver, US. On this ceremony, China’s Sunway TaihuLight supercomputer is again ranked first in the TOP500 list of supercomputers, with 93.01 petaflops (quadrillions of calculations) per second on the LINPACK benchmark. This is the fourth time that the Sunway TaihuLight has topped the TOP500 list since 2016.

The Sunway TaihuLight computer system developed by the National Research Center for Parallel Computer Engineering and Technology (NRCPC) is hosted by the National Supercomputing Center in Wuxi. In 2016, the City Government of Wuxi, Tsinghua University, and the Industrial Technology Research Institute of Jiangsu Province signed a joint agreement regarding the management and operation of the National Supercomputing Center in Wuxi. This agreement takes advantage of Tsinghua University's globally renowned research facilities and staff to support software development, promote applied supercomputing, train young scientists, conduct scientific research, and provide social services. This collaborative center for scientific and technological innovation was established as a high-level platform for innovative supercomputing applications and industrial cooperation. Professor Yang Guangwen (senior advisor of our research group) and Professor Fu Haohuan (director of our research group) are chosen to serve as the director and the deputy director of the Center respectively.