TOP500 – The List

The TOP500 list provides the most accurate, reliable and historically consistent ranking of general-purpose HPC systems in common use for high-end applications. Twice a year (June and November), a new list featuring the sites operating the 500 most powerful computer systems is assembled and released.

The project was born in 1986 as the Mannheim Supercomputing Statistik, published by Prof. Hans Meuer and Erich Strohmaier, while they were colleagues at the University of Mannheim. The current authors of the TOP500 list are Erich Strohmaier of NERSC/Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory, Jack Dongarra of the University of Tennessee, Knoxville, Horst Simon of NERSC/Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory and Martin Meuer of ISC Group.

The TOP500 website provides an overview of the data accumulated over the decades and allows you to retrieve in-depth statistics on current and previous lists. The site also provides a year-round source of topical information and insights for the HPC community.