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17th Edition of TOP500 List of World's Fastest Supercomputers Reseased

  • Author(s): Strohmaier, Erich
  • Meuer, Hans W.
  • Dongarra, Jack J.
  • Simon, Horst D.
  • et al.

17th Edition of TOP500 List of World s Fastest Supercomputers Released MANNHEIM, GERMANY; KNOXVILLE, TENN.; & BERKELEY, CALIF. In what has become a much-anticipated event in the world of high-performance computing, the 17th edition of the TOP500 list of the world s fastest supercomputers was released today (June 21). The latest edition of the twice-yearly ranking finds IBM as the leader in the field, with 40 percent in terms of installed systems and 43 percent in terms of total performance of all the installed systems. In second place in terms of installed systems is Sun Microsystems with 16 percent, while Cray Inc. retained second place in terms of performance (13 percent). SGI Inc. was third both with respect to systems with 63 (12.6 percent) and performance (10.2 percent).

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