It has been both a strange and unsettling  year with a lot of uncertainties related to COVID-19. Both the  premier supercomputing conferences ISC'20 and SC20 went virtual,  preventing users from exploring the show floors with their examples of novel architectures and seeing the demos of their related tools. Companies have also slowed their procurement of high-end systems during 2020, as was discussed during the presentation of statistics at the Top-500 Birds-of-a-Feather session at SC20. The Top-500 list is a measurement of the world's largest computers using the High-Performance Linpack benchmark (see Systems must solve large dense systems of linear equations without using the operation-saving Strassen algorithm or a mix of lower precision, but performing the calculations conforming to LU factorization with partial pivoting using  \(⅔n^3+O(n^2)\) double-precision (64-bit)  floating point numbers.Despite less turnover of the world's largest computer systems, technologies continue to advance, and the trends are more interesting and diverse than ever.The US dominated the  computing industry—including the supercomputer industry—for years, until Japan gave the US a jolt with the introduction of the Earth Simulator back in 2002.  This put supercomputing back in the spotlight, especially in the US, but also in Europe. For the past decade, the US, Japan and China have  dominated at the top of the Top-500 list.  As can be seen from the following table, these systems were built primarily on US-designed chips from IBM and Intel, coupled with accelerators from NVIDIA.  The AMD-based Titan Cray/HPE system and the Sunway system in China, as well as the new ARM-based Fujitsu Fugaku supercomputer, are notable exceptions. In this article, we will discuss the history of ARM and its current impact on HPC as well as some other European trends.