25 November 2014

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Prof. Toyotaro Suzumura and his team obtain the second place at the Graph 500 “Big Data” supercomputer challenge!

Prof. Toyotaro Suzumura, a Visiting Associate Professor in the Performance Engineering Lab at the School of Computer Science and Informatics, and his JST CREST team have obtained second place in the latest Graph 500 “Big Data” benchmarking ranking. His team used the K computer, located in Kobe, Japan, in collaboration with RIKEN and Tokyo Institute of Technology. The results were announced at the The International Conference for High Performance Computing, Networking, Storage and Analysis (SC14) held in New Orleans, USA.

The Graph 500 ranking is a relatively new benchmark, first issued in 2010, which measures the ability of supercomputers to perform big data processing on data-intensive loads, with the goal of improving computing on complex data problems in five key areas: cybersecurity, medical informatics, data enrichment, social networks, and symbolic networks.

The Sequoia computer at Lawrence Livermore Laboratory in the USA won the first place, while the Mira computer at the Argonne National Laboratory in the USA was in third place.