"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)..."