Synopsys Breaks Into Supercomputing Ranks

Synopsys Builds Electronic Design Automation Industry's First Supercomputer to Claim 242nd Spot on Top500 List

Synopsys, Inc., a world leader in semiconductor design software, today announced it is the first electronic design automation (EDA) company to be included on a list of sites operating the world's most powerful supercomputers. The Synopsys-built supercomputer was ranked as the 242nd most powerful supercomputer in the world by Top500, an independent organization of international supercomputing experts that tracks the world's most powerful computers.

The Synopsys supercomputer was built to quickly perform production runs with intense compute needs. Synopsys constructed the supercomputer in less than four months using commodity Linux servers, delivering up to ten times the software performance of traditional legacy computing systems in certain applications. Synopsys' supercomputer achieved benchmark results surpassing 3.7 Teraflops -- or 3.7 trillion floating-point operations per second -- roughly equivalent to 18,000 personal computers all working together at the same time to solve the same problem.

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