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LinuxPR: Clusters@TOP500 Debuts -- TOP500 Team Is Publishing a New List About High-Performance Clusters

Mar 15, 2001, 23:28 (0 Talkback[s])

"Reflecting the strong emerging trend of cluster computing in high-performance computing (HPC), the team which has compiled the TOP500 list of global supercomputing sites has developed a similar list to rank the world's top 100 cluster computing systems."

"A variety of concepts and technologies are used to build these clusters and they are used for quite different applications. "It is quite possible that by the middle of this decade clusters in their myriad forms will be the dominant high-end computing architecture," said Thomas Sterling of the California Institute of Technology and the NASA Jet Propulsion Laboratory in his editorial for the start of this new project."

"Currently there is no publicly available basis which would allow the compilation of statistics about different technologies and the application areas of cluster computing. To provide a basis for these statistics about cluster computing, the TOP500 team therefore decided to assemble a separate list of high-performance computing clusters called "Clusters@ TOP500."

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