ASC16 Kicks Off in Wuhan, China: 16 Teams, $40k in Prizes

April 18, 2016

The fifth annual Asia Student Supercomputer Challenge (ASC16) got off to an exciting start this morning at the Huazhong University of Science and Technology (HUST) in Wuhan, the capital of Hubei province, China. Read more…

By Tiffany Trader

LINPACK’s ‘Companion Metric’ Gains Traction

July 15, 2015

The TOP500 organizers published their 45th twice-yearly list this week in tandem with ISC 2015 in Frankfurt, Germany. What is becoming increasingly clear, as o Read more…

By Tiffany Trader

Architectural Surprises Underpin New HPC Benchmark Results

December 1, 2014

One of the most heated debates in supercomputing circles over the last several years has been around the continued validity of the current basis of the Top 500 Read more…

By Nicole Hemsoth

New HPC Benchmark Delivers Promising Results

June 26, 2014

One of the undisputed themes at ISC14 was the continued speculation about how the Top500 Linpack benchmark will keep pace with evolving system and application d Read more…

By Nicole Hemsoth

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

SC13 in Review: The Week’s Top Newsmakers

November 28, 2013

This year at SC13 we counted over 100 HPC-specific announcements that hit the wires over the course of the week, many of which were from vendors, organizations Read more…

By Nicole Hemsoth

New Benchmark Could Shake Up TOP500 Rankings

November 22, 2013

The latest TOP500 list of the world's fastest systems was recently published during SC13 and at first glance not much has changed since the previous list releas Read more…

By Tiffany Trader

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

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