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Supercomputers: Not Always the Best for Big Data

Jun 18, 2013 |

The world’s largest supercomputers, like Tianhe-2, are great at traditional, compute-intensive HPC workloads, such as simulating atomic decay or modeling tornados. But data-intensive applications–such as mining big data sets for connections–is a different sort of workload, and runs best on a different sort of computer.