Focus Sharpens on New HPC Benchmark

January 6, 2014

Over the last few years in particular, discussions about the limitations of the current measurement for the Top500, the LINPACK benchmark, have echoed louder. T Read more…

By Nicole Hemsoth

LINPACK Creator Sheds Light on Emerging HPC Benchmark

November 18, 2013

Back in June during the International Supercomputing Conference (ISC), we discussed the need for a potential alternative to the current LINPACK benchmark, which Read more…

By Nicole Hemsoth

Alternatives Emerge as Linpack Loses Ground

June 18, 2013

Today at the International Supercomputing Conference in Leipzing, Germany, Jack Dongarra presented on a proposed benchmark that could carry a bit more weight than its older Linpack companion. The high performance conjugate gradient (HPCG) concept takes into account new architectures for new applications, while shedding the floating point.... Read more…

By Nicole Hemsoth

Top 500 Results Reveal Global Acceleration, Balance Shift

June 17, 2013

The Top 500 list of the world's fastest computers has just been announced. Not surprisingly, since it's been reported on prior to the official announcement, the Chinese Tianhe-2 system tops the list. And that is an understatement. We talk with Jack Dongarra, Horst Simon, Hans Meuer and others from the.... Read more…

By Nicole Hemsoth

New Tome Tells Modern History of Supercomputing

May 6, 2013

A new book for the shelves of supercomputing aficionados has emerged, which covers a rather impressive swath of topic areas—from analyses of current top systems like Sequoia and... Read more…

By Nicole Hemsoth

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