Top 500 trends

Ken Chase math at
Mon Nov 25 15:20:26 PST 2002

On Mon, Nov 25, 2002 at 04:28:22PM +0000, James Cownie's all...
> I'm surprised that no-one has pointed out that Quadrics has three of
> the top five machines (nos 2,3, and 5) (more than any other hardware
> vendor) and five of the top ten (2,3,5,6,7) (also more than any other
> hardware vendor).
> If you want to  make things sound even better for them they have five
> of the top seven :-)
> (I'll admit to finding this interesting since I'm one of the people
> who originally founded Meiko where this technology was originally
> developed [a few generations ago...], but I have no commercial
> interest here.)

Anyone have stats on the top 500 in FLOPS per $?

Does anyone care? ("no.") Shouldnt we? Isnt that what Beowulf (but
HPC itself, obviously) is about?


> -- Jim 
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