Analysis of Linpack and power efficiencies of the world's TOP500 supercomputers

Yuefan Deng, Peng Zhang, Carlos Marques, Reid Powell, Li Zhang

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The biannual TOP500 list of the highest performing supercomputers has chronicled, and even fostered, the development of recent supercomputing platforms. Coupled with the GREEN500 list that launched in November 2007, the TOP500 list has enabled analysis of multiple aspects of supercomputer design. In this comparative and retrospective study, we examine all of the available data contained in these two lists through November 2012 and propose a novel representation and analysis of the data, highlighting several major evolutionary trends.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)271-279
Number of pages9
JournalParallel Computing
Issue number6-7
StatePublished - 2013


  • Benchmark
  • Linpack
  • Power efficiency
  • Supercomputers

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Software
  • Theoretical Computer Science
  • Hardware and Architecture
  • Computer Networks and Communications
  • Computer Graphics and Computer-Aided Design
  • Artificial Intelligence


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