Tuesday, July 30, 2013

New Benchmark for Fastest Supercomputer

The way the power and speed of supercomputers are measured is about to change.

A new benchmark will be introduced in November to rank the world’s fastest supercomputers, and will eventually replace the Linpack metric that is currently the basis for the Top500 list.  Called the High Performance Conjugate Gradient (HPCG), the new benchmark is being introduced by Jack Dongarra, distinguished professor of computer science at the University of Tennessee, and the developer of the Linpack system.

(Read my complete article at goparallel.sourceforge)

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