Supercomputers

Some articles on supercomputers, supercomputer:

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 components ... At the time, the performance of traditional supercomputers was not advancing as rapidly as reduced instruction set computer (RISC) microprocessors ... match the performance of more expensive and larger supercomputers at a fraction of the cost and size, making computers with this level of performance more accessible and enabling deskside workstations ...
Linux Adoption - Types of Hardware Platforms - Supercomputers
... 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% In January 2010 Weiwu Hu, chief architect of the ...
Distributed European Infrastructure For Supercomputing Applications - Deisa Benchmark Suite
... benchmark suite to help computer scientists assess the performance of parallel supercomputer systems ... 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 ...
Stichting Academisch Rekencentrum Amsterdam - Supercomputers - GinA
... GB 18 ... Dell 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 × Itanium 2 @ 1.3 GHz ...
Supercomputing In China - Progress
... To date, Chinese supercomputers have used "off the shelf" processors, e.g ... According to the MIT Technology Review, the Loongson processor will power the Dawning supercomputers by 2012, producing a line of totally Chinese made supercomputers that reach petaflop speeds ...