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.

Cray Supers Grab Gold, Bronze in TOP500

Nov 17, 2009 |

Jaguar leaves Roadrunner in the dust.

China Joins Petaflop Club

Oct 29, 2009 |

Latest GPU-equipped super hits 1.2 peak petaflops.

Benchmark Challenge: Nehalem Versus Istanbul

Jun 18, 2009 |

Intel’s Nehalem gets Linpunked.