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TOP500: The Missing Puzzle Pieces

Feb 27, 2013 |

<img src=”http://media2.hpcwire.com/hpcwire/puzzle.jpg” alt=”” width=”95″ height=”95″ />The TOP500 list provides a valuable source of information to the HPC community. But every year, some of the data requested by the organizers is missing. And wouldn’t it be a good idea to add some new data points to the list?

How College Students Compete to Build the Fastest Supercomputers

Feb 14, 2013 |

If you have an office betting pool about which college students are likely to win the next cluster challenge, here are some things you should know.

Council on Competitiveness Defends TOP500 Usefulness

Dec 6, 2012 |

Comments made by Blue Waters Project Director Bill Kramer questioning the continued relevance of the TOP500 list prompt this letter to the editor.

Blue Waters Opts Out of TOP500

Nov 16, 2012 |

<img style=”float: left;” src=”http://media2.hpcwire.com/hpcwire/Blue_Waters_NCSA.jpg” alt=”” width=”110″ height=”53″ />NCSA’s Blue Waters system is one of the fastest supercomputers in the world, but it won’t be appearing on the TOP500 list, nor will it be taking part in the HPC Challenge awards. HPCwire spoke with Project Director Bill Kramer to get the full story on this important decision.

Titan Knocks Off Sequoia as Top Supercomputer

Nov 12, 2012 |

<img style=”float: left;” src=”http://media2.hpcwire.com/hpcwire/top-500_small.PNG” alt=”” width=”99″ height=”66″ />In the battle of the DOE labs, Oak Ridge Lab’s Titan supercomputer has taken the title from the former TOP500 champ, Lawrence Livermore’s Sequoia. The GPU-charged Titan, using the new NVIDIA K20X-equipped XK7 blades from Cray, delivered 17.6 petaflops to Sequoia’s 16.3 petaflops on Linpack, the sole metric for TOP500 rankings.

Argonnites Prep Mira Supercomputer for Petascale Duties

Aug 1, 2012 |

DOE lab is taking applications from researchers who want time on 8-petaflop super.

The TOP500 Celebrates 20th Anniversary, Will it Survive 20 More?

Jun 12, 2012 |

<img style=”float: left;” src=”http://media2.hpcwire.com/hpcwire/Hans_Meuer.jpg” alt=”” width=”85″ height=”85″ />With the upcoming release of the TOP500 next week, the latest rankings are usually a hot topic of discussion this time of year. Over the past 20 years, the list has proven to be a useful and popular compilation of supercomputers for the HPC community. In this exclusive interview, Professor Hans Meuer, considered by many to be the driving force behind the project, offers his thoughts on the TOP500; its past, present, and future.

Chips on the Table: Sandy Bridge versus Westmere

May 8, 2012 |

Newest Intel Xeon chip proves its worth for artithmetic-heavy codes.

Japan Looks to Retain Supercomputing Crown with 10-Petaflop K Machine

Nov 3, 2011 |

Just three and half years after IBM broke the petaflop barrier with its Roadrunner supercomputer, Fujitsu’s “K Computer” has passed the 10 petaflops mark. Fujitsu and RIKEN announced on Tuesday that they have completed the final build-out of the system and achieved 10.51 petaflops on Linpack, reaching a major milestone of Japan’s Next-Generation Supercomputing Project.

Apple’s iPad Gets a Linpack Workout

May 10, 2011 |

Tablet delivers 1990s-era TOP500 performance.

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