If you are headed to New Orleans for SC10, be sure to bring your coat and be ready for a few splashes as the rain is coming down this morning. One big splash that kicked off the week yesterday was the unveiling of the new Top500 list. It is now official, according to the
latest Top500 rankings, Tokyo Tech’s TSUBAME2.0 system is the world’s 4th fastest supercomputer. Some highlights of the system include:
200Tbits/s, Likely fastest in the world, still scalable
Even more impressive is that only a few weeks after being installed, TSUBAME2.0 is not only making a splash on the Top500 list, but making a splash with real research. Here is a simulation of a milk splash completed on TSUBAME2.0. Don’t drop your milk at breakfast!
OK, that short video may not get across the real scientific value of a system a powerful as TSUBAME2.0, so here is one more, a real-time tsunami simulation (watch your pronunciation, the system is named TSUBAME after the Japanese swallow shown on the universities seal, a tsunami is what is shown in the video below). While supercomputers have been able to model tsunamis for many years, high fidelity real-time modeling has been difficult to achieve. As Tokyo Tech researchers are able to develop more accurate and real-time tsunami models, they will be able to help millions of people avoid the deadly splash of real tsunamis.
That is all I have time for this morning, check back later for more SC10 news.