TOP 50 HPCwire HEADLINES OF 2000: THE #1 STORY FOR EACH ISSUE

January 19, 2001

FEATURES AND COMMENTARY

San Diego, CA — In each issue of HPCwire we list the most popular stories from the past week. Usually, these are a clear indication of what the HPC community considers the most important issues for that week. For most editions, it’s business as usual with a variety of new systems installed, ongoing debates between proponents of open source versus proprietary systems or Unix vs NT, announcements concerning new developments in clustering technology, nanotechnology, quantum computing, etc.

There were, however, a few surprise stories in 2000: Larry Smarr left NCSA to become a professor at UCSD then went on to snag some even bigger fish… Cal-(IT)2. Tera, with only one MTA supercomputer installation ever, suddenly bought the legendary Cray supercomputing division from SGI. After losing its NSF funding several years ago, Pittsburgh Supercomputing Center became the phoenix story of the year with several award wins including $45M from… you guessed it, the NSF. A Cray C90 was offered and sold on eBay for a fraction of its original value — imagine that! And the tragic Los Alamos fires wreaked havoc in one of our most venerable research communities.

Well there you have it; we now proudly present the #1 story from each issue of HPCwire throughout Year 2000.

Thomas Tabor, Publisher

January 7: Vol. 9, No. 1
[ ] 16802) UNIX CONTINUES AS RELIABLE WORKHORSE

January 14: Vol. 9, No. 2
[ ] 16845) INTEL ACCELERATES PLANS TO RELEASE HIGH-SPEED CHIPS

January 21: Vol. 9, No. 3
[ ] 16877) BEOWULF CLUSTERS CAN OFTEN BE A FASTER CHEAPER OPTION

January 28: Vol. 9, No. 4
[ ] 71650) A LETTER FROM STEVE OBERLIN, GM CRAY BUSI UNIT OF SGI

February 4: Vol. 9, No. 5
[ ] 16963) LINUX USAGE IN BUSINESS ON THE RISE

February 11: Vol. 9, No. 6
[ ] 17003) FASTER MEMORY ON THE WAY WITH DDR DRAM

February 18: Vol. 9, No. 7
[ ] 17047) NETHERLANDS SELECTS SGI FOR TERAFLOP SUPERCOMPUTER

February 25: Vol. 9, No. 8
[ ] 17087) CRUSOE, IA-64 SHARE SECRET RUSSIAN CONNECTION

March 3, 2000: Vol. 9, No. 9
[ ] 17138) NPACI LOOKS AT TERA MTA VS IBM BLUE HORIZON

March 10, 2000: Vol. 9, No. 10
[ ] 17172) TERA TO ACQUIRE SUPERCOMPUTER PIONEER CRAY

March 17, 2000: Vol. 9, No. 11
[ ] 17217) ROTTSOLK DISCUSSES FUTURE OF CRAY, INC

March 24, 2000: Vol. 9, No. 12
[ ] 71724) SUN ON CRAY AQUISITION – PREDICTS INVIGORATED MARKETS

March 31, 2000: Vol. 9, No. 13
[ ] 17324) ALLIANCE INTRODUCES 512-PROCESSOR LINUX SUPERCLUSTER

April 7, 2000: Vol. 9, No. 14
[ ] 17410) TERA COMPLETES AQUISITION OF CRAY

April 14, 2000: Vol. 9, No. 15
[ ] 17411) IDC ANALYSTS COMMENT ON THE FORMATION OF CRAY INC

April 21, 2000: Vol. 9, No. 16
[ ] 17461) NEW DEVICE MAY CHANGE INFORMATION PROCESSING

April 28, 2000: Vol. 9, No. 17
[ ] 17525) MANUFACTURERS COMPETE FOR HIGH-END UNIX MARKET

May 5, 2000: Vol. 9, No. 18
[ ] 17562) LARRY SMARR TO JOIN UCSD & CO-FOUND SOFTWARE COMPANY

May 12, 2000: Vol. 9, No. 19
[ ] 17615) SUN CEO JABS AT COMPETITORS, SEES BRIGHT FUTURE

May 19, 2000: Vol. 9, No. 20
[ ] 17664) BLUE MOUNTAIN ACHIEVES RECORD-BREAKING RUN

May 26, 2000: Vol. 9, No. 21
[ ] 17715) DUE TO FIRE, LOS ALAMOS BECOMES A LAPTOP LAB

June 2, 2000: Vol. 9, No. 22
[ ] 17756) LIMITS AND EXPECTATIONS OF HPC SYSTEMS

June 9, 2000: Vol. 9, No. 23
[ ] 17822) LIGHT EXCEEDS ITS OWN SPEED LIMIT – OR DOES IT?

June 16, 2000: Vol. 9, No. 24
[ ] 17859) NEW EDITION OF TOP500 SUPERCOMPUTER LIST RELEASED

June 23, 2000: Vol. 9, No. 25
[ ] 17912) LINUX SUPERCLUSTERS ON DECK

June 30, 2000: Vol. 9, No. 26
[ ] 17961) IDC SAYS HPC PRICE/PERFORMANCE RATIO NOT AS CRITICAL

July 7, 2000: Vol. 9, No. 27
[ ] 17997) PERFORMANCE MEASUREMENT ISSUES IN HPC

July 14, 2000: Vol. 9, No. 28
[ ] 18048) UI RESEARCHERS SOLVE 32-YEAR-OLD MATH PROBLEM

July 21, 2000: Vol. 9, No. 29
[ ] 18070) WHY THE FUTURE MAY VERY WELL NEED US

July 28, 2000: Vol. 9, No. 30
[ ] 18114) SHARED MEMORY & CLUSTERING: SGI’S APPROACHES TO HPC

August 4, 2000: Vol. 9, No. 31
[ ] 18179 SGI LAUNCHES FAMILY OF HIGH-PERFORMANCE COMPUTERS

August 11, 2000: Vol. 9, No. 32
[ ] 18227) NSF AWARDS $45 MILLION TO PSC

August 18, 2000: Vol. 9, No. 33
[ ] 18307) TEAM USES QUANTUM COMPUTER TO SOLVE PROBLEM

August 25, 2000: Vol. 9, No. 34
[ ] 18308) COMPAQ WINS CONTRACT FOR LARGEST SUPERCOMPUTER

September 1, 2000: Vol. 9, No. 35
[ ] 18348) IS IBM REALLY KILLING PROJECT MONTEREY?

September 8, 2000: Vol. 9, No. 36
[ ] 18452) CRAY C90 SUPERCOMPUTER FOR SALE ON EBAY

September 15, 2000: Vol. 9, No. 37
[ ] 18455) THE ULTIMATE LAPTOP: A BLACK HOLE

September 22, 2000: Vol. 9, No. 38
[ ] 18494) EBAY-ED SUPERCOMPUTER MAY BE PUT TO PASTURE

September 29, 2000: Vol. 9, No. 39
[ ] 18552) CLINTON’S SUPER COMPUTER PUSH

October 6, 2000: Vol. 9, No. 40
[ ] 18602) U.S. NAVY TO AWARD GIANT COMPUTER CONTRACT

October 13, 2000: Vol. 9, No. 41
[ ] 18648) U.S. SELECTS A NEW ENCRYPTION TECHNIQUE

October 20, 2000: Vol. 9, No. 42
[ ] 18700) SUPERCOMPUTER USERS PLAN BETTER PERFORMANCE TESTS

October 27, 2000: Vol. 9, No. 43
[ ] 18754) CEI RELIES ON CLUSTERS FOR SUPERCOMPUTING

November 3, 2000: Vol. 9, No. 44
[ ] 18796) INTERVIEW WITH CHUCK BRECKENRIDGE OF SRC

Nov. 7, 2000: Vol. 7, No. 1
[ ] 60210) NCSA REPORTS EARLY INTEL ITANIUM PERFORMANCE LEVELS

November 23, 2000: Vol. 9, No. 47
[ ] 18899) INTERVIEW WITH MICHAEL BERNHARDT–DISCUSSES HPC TODAY

December 1, 2000: Vol. 9, No. 48
[ ] 18939) SUPERCOMPUTING TAKES YET ANOTHER TURN

December 8, 2000: Vol. 9, No. 49
[ ] 18975) SC2000 BEST OF SHOW AWARDS

December 15, 2000: Vol. 9, No. 50
[ ] 19022) THE BEOWULF FACTOR IN HIGH PERFORMANCE COMPUTING

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