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Why governments need HPC and HPC needs governments

2 weeks ago

The US needs to invest in high-performance computing (HPC) so that its industry can continue to stay competitive in global marketplaces, according to a report from the market consultancy company Intersect 360, entitled ‘The Exascale Effect: the Benefits of Supercomputing Investment for U.S. Industry.’

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China’s Tianhe-2 Supercomputer Retains Top Spot on 43rd Edition of the TOP500 List

4 months, 1 week ago

U.S. share of top supercomputers dips 15 percent, China increases its share by 20 percent

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China’s Tianhe-2 Supercomputer Maintains Top Spot on 42nd TOP500 List

11 months, 2 weeks ago

MANNHEIM, Germany; BERKELEY, Calif.; and KNOXVILLE, Tenn.—Tianhe-2, a supercomputer developed by China’s National University of Defense Technology, retained its position as the world’s No. 1 system with a performance of 33.86 petaflop/s (quadrillions of calculations per second) on the Linpack benchmark, according to the 42nd edition of the twice-yearly TOP500 list of the world’s most powerful supercomputers. The list was announced Nov. 18 at the SC13 conference in Denver, Colo.

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China’s Tianhe-2 Supercomputer Takes No. 1 Ranking on 41st TOP500 List

1 year, 4 months ago

MANNHEIM, Germany; BERKELEY, Calif.; and KNOXVILLE, Tenn.--Tianhe-2, a supercomputer developed by China’s National University of Defense Technology, is the world’s new No. 1 system with a performance of 33.86 petaflop/s on the Linpack benchmark, according to the 41st edition of the twice-yearly TOP500 list of the world’s most powerful supercomputers. The list was announced June 17 during the opening session of the 2013 International Supercomputing Conference in Leipzig, Germany.

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China’s new Nebulae Supercomputer is No. 2, right on the Tail of ORNL’s Jaguar in Newest TOP500 List of Fastest Supercomputers

4 years, 5 months ago

HAMBURG, Germany—China’s ambition to enter the supercomputing arena have become obvious with a system called Nebulae, build from a Dawning TC3600 Blade system with Intel X5650 processors and NVidia Tesla C2050 GPUs. Nebulae is currently the fastest system worldwide in theoretical peak performance at 2.98 PFlop/s. With a Linpack performance of 1.271 PFlop/s it holds the No. 2 spot on the 35th edition of the closely watched TOP500 list of supercomputers.

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