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IBM Dominates Supercomputer List--Again

Jun 27, 2007, 13:30 (0 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Stuart J. Johnston)

"Call it 'supercomputing smackdown.' Today, at the International Supercomputing Conference 2007 (ISC07) in Dresden, Germany, the Top500 group announced its latest list of the top 500 most powerful supercomputers in the world.

"To say it's a competitive list would be an understatement and few of the players can hold top spots long without constant improvements. With a few exceptions, this June's list has seen a reshuffling since the last list was published last November.

"If there is such a thing as a winner in such a competition, however, that would be IBM. Just as last November--the top 500 list is recompiled every six months--Big Blue held the top spot, with its Blue Gene/L - eServer Blue Gene Solution. In fact, IBM has taken that top spot four times running with the system deployed by the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE)..."

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