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.

Graph 500 Takes Aim at a New Kind of HPC

Nov 15, 2010 |

Data-intensive applications are quickly emerging as a significant new class of HPC workloads. For this class of applications, a new kind of supercomputer, and a different way to assess them, will be required. That is the impetus behind the Graph 500, a set of benchmarks that aim to measure the suitability of systems for data-intensive analytics applications.

Should I Buy GPGPUs or Blue Gene?

Nov 4, 2010 |

Given the recent ascent of the GPU-powered Tianhe-1A system to the top of the supercomputing heap, a current paper from Department of Computer Science at the University of Warwick should be of particular interest to those in the market for a petascale supercomputer. Essentially their study asks the question: As an organization, should I commit to a platform based on general-purpose GPUs or an IBM Blue Gene?

New Chinese GPGPU Super Outruns Jaguar

Oct 28, 2010 |

Tianhe-1A sets Linpack mark of 2.5 petaflops.

Japanese Supercomputer Ranked 1st in Little Green500 List

Jul 8, 2010 |

Grape-DR machine delivers 815 megaflops per watt.

Men Who Stare at Servers

May 26, 2010 |

The TOP500 list is getting ready for another round of petafloppery

Jaguar Scales TOP500

Nov 19, 2009 |

AMD’s John Fruehe and ORNL’s Buddy Bland talk about the significance of Jaguar capturing the top spot in the supercomputing world and what that means for the most demanding science applications.