June 29, 2009

Supercomputers Go From Biggest to Cheapest

Patrick Thibodeau

The bottom of the TOP500 reveals the coming revolution in truly accessible high-end computing.

The increasing power of supercomputers has gone from gee-whiz to ho-hum. IBM, with its petaflop-exceeding Roadrunner, seems to maintain a near permanent position on the TOP500 supercomputer list, and it may be a longtime before it gives up the crown. But following a ranking of top supercomputers is not the same as being a fan of Tiger Woods. Its real value is found by viewing the list from the bottom up.

Full story at Computerworld

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