Top500: No Exascale, Fugaku Still Reigns, Polaris Debuts at #12

November 15, 2021

No exascale for you* -- at least, not within the High-Performance Linpack (HPL) territory of the latest Top500 list, issued today from the 33rd annual Supercomputing Conference (SC21), held in-person in St. Louis, Mo., and virtually, from Nov. 14–19. "We were hoping to have the first exascale system on this list but that didn’t happen," said Top500 co-author... Read more…

Intel Launches 10nm ‘Ice Lake’ Datacenter CPU with Up to 40 Cores

April 6, 2021

The wait is over. Today Intel officially launched its 10nm datacenter CPU, the third-generation Intel Xeon Scalable processor, codenamed Ice Lake. With up to 40 Read more…

HPC Under the Covers: Linpack, Exascale & the Top500

June 28, 2018

HPCers can get painted as a monolithic bunch by outsiders, but internecine disagreements abound over the HPCest of HPC jargon, as was evident at ISC this week. Read more…

US, China Vie for Supercomputing Supremacy

November 14, 2016

The 48th edition of the TOP500 list is fresh off the presses and while there is no new number one system, as previously teased by China, there are a number of n Read more…

Team from Zhejiang University

Zhejiang University Sets New Student Cluster LINPACK Record: 12 Teraflops

April 20, 2016

At 11:30 am local time on Wednesday in Wuhan, China, Zhejiang University was declared the winner of the High Performance LINPACK (HPL) benchmark portion of the Read more…

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…

TOP500 Reanalysis Shows ‘Nothing Wrong with Moore’s Law’

November 20, 2015

In Tuesday night's TOP500 session, list co-creator and co-author Erich Strohmaier brought perspective to what could at first appear to be a land grab of unprece Read more…

TOP500 Trends That Cannot Be Ignored

November 16, 2015

The 46th edition of the twice-yearly TOP500 list is hot off the presses and while there's not much to break the monotony at the peak, this is in many ways a pi Read more…

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