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An internationally-recognized list launched by Jack Dongarra, distinguished professor of computer science, is receiving international coverage including the The Wall Street Journal‘s All Things D site. The latest edition of the TOP500 list which ranks the most powerful supercomputers is released this week, coinciding with a conference being held in Denver. According to the article. the main thing you need to know is that the most powerful system in the world is the same one that topped the list in June: China’s Tianhe-2. In 1993, Dongarra formed the TOP500 list which used his LINPACK benchmark to show the 500 most powerful commercially available computer systems.