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FLOPS - Records
... Bill Camp said that ASCI Red had the best reliability of any supercomputer ever built, and “was supercomputing’s high-water mark in longevity, price, and performance.” NEC's SX-9 supercomputer was the ... IBM's supercomputer dubbed Roadrunner was the first to reach a sustained performance of 1 petaFLOPS, as measured by the Linpack benchmark ... As of June 2011, the 500 fastest supercomputers in the world combine for 58.9 petaFLOPS of computing power ...
R8000 - History
... The R8000 was specifically designed to provide the performance of circa 1990s supercomputers with a microprocessor instead of a central processing unit (CPU) built from many discrete ... the time, the performance of traditional supercomputers was not advancing as rapidly as reduced instruction set computer (RISC) microprocessors ... would eventually match the performance of more expensive and larger supercomputers at a fraction of the cost and size, making computers with this level of ...
Computer Cluster - History
... frame, while computer clusters used parallelism outside the computer on a commodity network, supercomputers began to use them within the same computer ... While early supercomputers excluded clusters and relied on shared memory, in time some of the fastest supercomputers (e.g ...
Supercomputing In China - Progress
... To date, Chinese supercomputers have used "off the shelf" processors, e.g ... the MIT Technology Review, the Loongson processor will power the Dawning supercomputers by 2012, producing a line of totally Chinese made supercomputers ...
Cray Time Sharing System
... community as CTSS, was developed as an operating system for the Cray-1 or Cray X-MP line of supercomputers ... Sharing System (LTSS) which ran on Control Data CDC 7600 line of supercomputers ... to be Cray-1 architecture-dependent without extensive rework when larger memory supercomputers like the Cray-2 and the Cray Y-MP came into use ...
Distributed European Infrastructure For Supercomputing Applications - Deisa Benchmark Suite
... benchmark suite to help computer scientists assess the performance of parallel supercomputer systems ... as representative of the scientific projects performed on the DEISA supercomputers ... It has been run by DEISA on a range of its own supercomputers and records of the results are kept for comparison ...
Gary Milhollin - Career
... ingredients being smuggled to Iran and that the United States planned to free for export supercomputers that the Pentagon was using to develop the next generation of ... in The New York Times warned that the United States was about to allow the export of American supercomputers that Russia would use to design nuclear warheads—a media ... weapon laboratory had managed to import American supercomputers without the required export license which led Congress to strengthen controls on supercomputer exports ...
Stichting Academisch Rekencentrum Amsterdam - Supercomputers - GinA
... PE R820 E5-4620 2.20 Ghz 6800 GB 256 GB 32 Previous supercomputers Huygens IBM System p5-575 (1920 × POWER5+ @ 1.9GHz) Aster SGI Altix 3700 (416 ...
MIPS Architecture - History - MIPS-based Supercomputers
... the more interesting applications of the MIPS architecture is its use in massive processor count supercomputers ... Its MIPS based supercomputers were withdrawn in 2005 when SGI made the strategic decision to move to Intel's IA-64 architecture ... introduced a massively parallel MIPS based supercomputer in 2007 ...
Center For Computation And Technology
... Beowulf class cluster that is a building block of the world’s supercomputers and Susanne Brenner, recipient of the 2005 Humboldt Research Award ... LSU’s Supercomputer, SuperMike, was located in Frey and used for nearly five years for advanced research ... make way for construction of the University’s new supercomputer, Tezpur ...
Lustre (file System) - Deployments
... Lustre is used by many of the TOP500 supercomputers and multi-site clusters. 15 of the top 30 supercomputers in the world use Lustre file systems, including the world's fastest supercomputer, K computer at the RIKEN Advanced Institute for Computational Science, and the second fastest (fastes ... Other supercomputers that use the Lustre file system include the third fastest Jaguar supercomputer at Oak Ridge National Laboratory (ORNL) and systems at the National Energy ...
Ultra Network Technologies
... to provide higher speed connectivity and networking for supercomputers and their peripherals and workstations ... networking and connectivity for the supercomputer and high-end workstation market was Network Systems Corporation (NSC) and Computer Network Technology Corporation (CNT) ... enough to manage the high data rate required by the 100 MB/s supercomputer channels and 4 MB/s VMEbus channels on workstations ...
SIMD - History
... The first use of SIMD instructions was in vector supercomputers of the early 1970s such as the CDC Star-100 and the Texas Instruments ASC, which could operate on a "vector" of data with a single ... machines was characterized by massively parallel processing-style supercomputers such as the Thinking Machines CM-1 and CM-2 ... processors grew out of the desktop-computer market rather than the supercomputer market ...
Linux Adoption - Types of Hardware Platforms - Supercomputers
... Linux is the most popular operating system among supercomputers due to its superior performance, flexibility, speed and lower costs ... In November 2008 Linux held an 87.8 percent share of the world's top 500 supercomputers ... the operating systems used on the world's top 500 supercomputers were OS Share Linux 91.0% Unix 4.4% Hybrid Unix/Linux 3.4% Windows HPC 1.0% BSD 0.2 ...

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