The third Irish Supercomputer List was released today, and for the first time we have entrants from Northern Ireland. Queen’s University Belfast has two machines on the list, at positions 13 and 23. University College Dublin also has two new machines including the new Earth Institure’s Gaia at number 15 and the School of Mathematical Science’s Orr2 at position 19. UCD’s Sonic, now on its third recent upgrade and adding almost one TFlop/s of performance remains at position 18.
The combined number of CPU cores over all machines on the current list is over 75,000. The list also shows that Ireland is following a global trend of harnessing coprocessor technologies for HPC. 25% of the machines on the list make use of coprocessors, with a combined total of over 106,000 coprocessor cores. The combined performance of all machines is 648 Tflops/s.
The full list is here.