Lenovo is the supercommuter king

lenovo2Top500 has named Lenovo as the world’s biggest supercomputer provider.

According to Top500 research, 122 of the 500 supercomputers are Lenovo installations accounting for 23.8 per cent of the market.

HPE is in second place in the rankings with 79 installations, followed byInspur, Sugon and US-based Cray.

Top500, which compiles data and statistics on high-performance computers and publishes its findings twice a year, announced at the International Supercomputing Conference in Frankfurt.

Kirk Skaugen, president of Lenovo’s datacentre group, welcomed the news, saying that the company is two years ahead of its original goal of becoming the world’s largest provider of Top500 computing systems by 2020.

“This distinction is a testament to our commitment to prioritising customer satisfaction, deliver cutting-edge innovation and performance and be the world’s most trusted datacentre partner”, he said.

Lenovo claims that 17 of the top 25 research universities and institutions in the world currently power their research using its HPC and AI solutions.

“Lenovo has an industry-leading ability to bring deep innovations and a comprehensive approach to execute on the largest scale and highest performance, working with our customers to design supercomputing systems that meet their needs in terms of design and compute power”, said Madhu Matta, vice president and general manager of HPC and AI at Lenovo Data Center Group.

“This flexibility and customer-first attitude positions us well for future growth in the high-performance computing and artificial intelligence markets.”