Super computer or super mess?


Grape-DR

The National Astronomical Observatory of Japan is number one.  With the latest release of The Green500 List, accelerator-based supercomputers now occupy the top eight slots of the Green500, where the ‘fuel efficiency’ (or energy efficiency) of supercomputers is defined as ‘millions of floating-point operations per second’ (MFLOPS) divided by ‘watts’ (W) or MFLOPS/W. Accelerators refer to the use of dedicated hardware to perform computations faster than a traditional processor, also known as a central processing unit (CPU).

See the full article at http://www.green500.org/lists/2010/06/little/list.php.  Now someone please fix the spaghetti.

Comments (2)

  1. Mike Blane says:

    The "spaghetti" is probably someone's job security.  "You said to hook all this stuff together.  I did.  Don't touch it.  If you need something moved, call ME."

    =-P

  2. Keith Combs says:

    LOL. Soo true. But after a month I wonder if anyone could remember how to make a change.