The Top500 List was announced this week in Denver, Colorado, USA at SC17, one of the world's largest international conferences for supercomputing. With its more than 185,000 compute cores and peak performance of 7.42 petaflops, Hazel Hen held its position as the fastest supercomputer in Germany.
Hazel Hen was also the third fastest among high-performance computing (HPC) centers in the Partnership for Advanced Computing in Europe (PRACE), the European Union's primary organization for supporting large-scale, high-impact computational research.
All three centers in the Gauss Centre for Supercomputing (GCS) placed among the top 50 of the Top500 list. In addition to HLRS's Hazel Hen (19), the Jülich Supercomputing Centre's JUQUEEN (22) and Leibniz Supercomputing Centre's SuperMUC Phase 1 and Phase 2 (44 and 45) also received high rankings. GCS combines and coordinates activities at these three national supercomputing centers and constitutes Germany's foremost high-performance computing institution.
Hazel Hen is a Cray XC40 system that went into operation in October 2015.