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 such as gate arrays ... At the time, the performance of traditional supercomputers was not advancing as rapidly as reduced instruction set computer (RISC) microprocessors ... 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 ...
Stichting Academisch Rekencentrum Amsterdam - Supercomputers - GinA
... E5649 2.53 GHz 850 GB 48 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 ...
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. 2008 Linux held an 87.8 percent share of the world's top 500 supercomputers ... As of June 2010 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 ...
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 ...
Distributed European Infrastructure For Supercomputing Applications - Deisa Benchmark Suite
... 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 ...