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December 16, 2008

The Fastest Computers are Going Hybrid

Joab Jackson

Automobiles aren’t the only machines taking a hybrid approach. Judging by the recent SC08 conference in Austin, Texas, the future of supercomputer design seems to be heading toward using multiple types of processors in a single system. That approach is a significant change in the supercomputing field, and like any major shift in technology, it comes with hidden problems.

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