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High Performance Linux News for Sep 29, 2001

  • IBM developerWorks: Beowulf clusters: Measuring and implementing multiple parallel CPUs (Sep 29, 2001, 13:36)
    "As of the middle of 2001, the world's fastest computer can perform, on average, about five trillion floating point operations per second, or 5 teraflops. The machine that ranks 500th averages about 55 gigaflops. In general, such top-tier computing power is quite expensive and unavailable... a Beowulf cluster can inexpensively emulate the computing power of the bottom ranks of the top machines. "