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Wednesday, November 17, 2010

New Standard for Supercomputing

In the CACM: Sandia Labs will be delivering a new proposed set of standards for Supercomputing today which is more closely related to the kinds of tasks that are usually done using supercomputing power. " ... 'By creating this test, we hope to influence computer makers to build computers with the architecture to deal with these increasingly complex problems," says Sandia researcher Richard Murphy. Rob Leland, director of Sandia's Computations, Computers, and Math Center, says, "The thoughtful definition of this new competitive standard is both subtle and important, as it may heavily influence computer architecture for decades to come." ... '.   The article contains considerable additional detail.

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