Computer scientists do not all agree with the metrics used to calculate the Top500 list however, and there have been criticisms that a single petaflops
figure does not always directly translate into a measure of how useful the supercomputer actually is.
, this recently ascended to the summit of the Top500 list as the world's most powerful supercomputer.
Only the most hardened geeks remember which computer first passed the 2 petaflop
mark -- because only they care what a petaflop
is or know why it matters -- but quite a few people know that computers long ago learned to beat the snot out of the average Moe, Larry, or Curly at chess.
A 20 petaflop
double precision deployment can be achieved in as few as 100 cabinets.
SGI[R] ICE X[TM] System for Advanced Energy Exploration and Production
Fujitsu PRIMERGY cluster, is named after the Japanese god of thunder and rain, Raijin.
The world's first supercomputer to break the petaflop
barrier, the US Department of Energy's RoadRunner system had been decommissioned.
Though the petaflop
era in computing is just dawning, government agencies in the U.
lt;p>Dawning, a Chinese government-backed hardware maker, is separately designing a petaflop
supercomputer it hopes to deploy next year.
The proceedings volume comprises 21 papers (selected from 74 submissions), 10 short tool presentations, and three keynote addresses on evaluating petaflop
systems performance, high-quality streaming of continuous media over the Internet, and quantitative descriptions of biological systems within a process algebra framework.
New computers coming online in 2012 will have Petaflop
First-ever order for a PRIMEHPC FX10 system from outside Japan set to boost Taiwan's meteorological forecasting; theoretical peak performance to exceed one petaflop