The new face of the TOP500

Gilad Shainer writes about the commercial trends in the latest TOP500 list:
“In recent years, the TOP500 has shifted from a pure HPC list to one that includes systems in enterprise datacenters. While the application model for each domain is different, most of the technology trends are identical. The need for complex simulations in HPC and virtualization in the enterprise, together with the domination of multicore CPUs and the need for faster storage, mandates the use of a high throughput and low latency I/O.” Full Story


About Rich
FlexRex began his life as a cartoon character I created a Sun Microsystems. As the world's first "fictional blogger," he appeared in numerous parody films that made fun of the whole work-from-home thing. Somewhere along the line, the Sun IT department adopted FlexRex as their spokesman in a half-dozen security awareness films for employees. So when I left Sun recently, I started FlexRex Communications, a Marketing company in Portland, Oregon.

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