China retains its lead with the two fastest supercomputers in the world

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Today brings a new TOP500 list of the 500 fastest supercomputers in the world. And China still sits on top, with the number one and number two systems: Sunway TaihuLight and Tianhe-2.

The post China retains its lead with the two fastest supercomputers in the world appeared first on ExtremeTech.

The original article can be found here: https://www.extremetech.com/computing/239377-china-retains-lead-fastest-supercomputers-world?source=Computing

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Intel will ship Xeon Phi-equipped workstations starting in 2016

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Intel’s new Xeon Phi won’t just power next-generation supercomputers — it’s going to make a debut in workstations as well.

The original article can be found here: http://www.extremetech.com/computing/218134-intel-will-ship-xeon-phi-equipped-workstations-starting-in-2016

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Researchers demonstrate supercomputing system using NAND flash, not DRAM

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Supercomputers need tons of RAM — that’s a known fact. But a new team of researchers from MIT has debuted a supercomputing design that gets rid of most RAM in favor of NAND flash — with surprisingly good results.

The original article can be found here: http://www.extremetech.com/computing/209796-researchers-demonstrate-supercomputing-system-using-nand-flash-not-dram

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Intel, Cray to collaborate on $200M supercomputer deal

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Intel and Cray are teaming up to build one of the world’s most powerful supercomputers, set to be delivered in 2018. The new rig will blow the doors off anything currently available, but the DOE isn’t saying what it’ll use the system for… at least not yet.

The original article can be found here: http://www.extremetech.com/extreme/203134-intel-cray-to-collaborate-on-200m-supercomputer-deal

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Supercomputer stagnation: New list of the world’s fastest computers casts shadow over exascale by 2020

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Yesterday, Top 500 released the updated list of the world’s fastest supercomputers, and it revealed a rather worrying trend: Supercomputer performance is slowing down, rather than speeding up. When most of the world’s computing superpowers have announced their intentions to create exascale (1000 petaflops) supercomputers by 2020, this would appear to be a bit of a problem.

The original article can be found here: http://www.extremetech.com/extreme/185057-supercomputer-stagnation-new-list-of-the-worlds-fastest-computers-makes-exascale-by-2020-seem-unlikely

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NSF suspends researcher who misused supercomputers to mine bitcoins

A researcher who misused Government-funded supercomputers to mine bitcoins has been suspended by the National Science Foundation.

The original article can be found here: http://www.foxnews.com/tech/2014/06/10/nsf-suspends-researcher-who-misused-supercomputers-to-mine-bitcoins/

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