November 17, 2015
HiPerGator, the University of Florida supercomputer, is now judged to be the second most powerful supercomputer among U.S. public universities in the just-released TOP500 list.
The supercomputing rankings were announced early Monday morning to coincide with SC ’15, the annual high-performance computing conference. In addition to being ranked #2 of all supercomputers at U.S. public universities, HiPerGator ranks #1 in the southern U.S. and #114 in the world on a list of government, industry, military, and higher education supercomputers.
“This is a ranking and an accomplishment that every Gator can take a lot of pride in,” said Elias Eldayrie, UF’s Vice President and CIO. “The technology strides we’ve made have been recognized by national and international organizations and funding agencies; and to be among the leaders in computing power in the United States and the globe speaks to the quality of our academic and computing environment. HiPerGator also positions UF as a research and technical hub, and catalyst for jobs creation in this state.”
Visit the UF Research Computing website to learn more about the technical capabilities of HiPerGator. Anyone wanting more information about high performance computing services and support may contact Erik Deumens, director of Research Computing.