A Chinese supercomputer called Nebulae, powered by the latest Fermi GPUs, grabbed the number two spot on the TOP500 list announced earlier today. The new machine delivered 1.27 petaflops of Linpack performance, yielding only to the 1.76 petaflop Jaguar system, which retained its number one berth.
If the Icelandic volcano gods permit, this year’s International Supercomputing Conference in Hamburg, Germany, will be the best-attended and the most exhibitor-laden show in the event’s 25-year history.
Hamburg, Germany, will soon become the center of the HPC universe — at least for a week.
It is becoming more difficult to question cloud’s role in HPC as an increasing number of vendors jockey for top position in research, scientific, and large-scale enterprise computing. If the ISC exhibitor list is any indication, we’re in for very cloudy conditions in HPC this year.