University of Florida supercomputer No. 1 in U.S. for energy efficiency and Artificial Intelligence (AI)

The University of Florida’s HiPerGator AI supercomputer has been named one of the most powerful worldwide, according to rankings just released by TOP500, the most referenced global ranking of high-performance computing systems. The rankings mean UF is home to the most powerful university-owned supercomputer in the nation.

UF ranked No. 1 in the U.S. on the Green500 list of energy-efficient supercomputers and No. 2 worldwide, making it the most efficient in higher education globally.

The rankings further UF’s reputation as a leader in AI, he said.

“The ranking will enhance our ability to recruit the best of the best — the best faculty, the best students, the best technologists,” Eldayrie said. “People want to be part of something that is successful and exciting, and that’s really where we are right now. We are leading the pack.”