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Top500 supercomputer rankings await speed-test shakeup

The latest list of most-powerful computers is a bit of same old, same old. But soon, it won't be so easy to get ahead on the Top500 list by plugging in special-purpose accelerator cards.

By Nov. 18, 2013

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Top500 supercomputing trends visualized (pictures)

The Top500 list detailing the world's most powerful supercomputers is released twice each year. Here's a look at some trends up through the list released in June 2013.

6 Images By Jun. 17, 2013

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U.S. retakes Top500 supercomputer crown

The U.S. has overtaken Japan to become home of the world's most powerful supercomputer, as an IBM-based Sequoia system trounces the Japanese K Computer.

By Jun. 18, 2012

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Titan steals No. 1 spot on Top500 supercomputer list

The machine, located at Oak Ridge National Laboratory in Tennessee, bumps the IBM-based Sequoia system down a notch with its performance of 17.59 petaflops per second.

By Nov. 12, 2012

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Jaguar supercomputer races past Roadrunner in Top500

Cray XT5 supercomputer known as "Jaguar" finally bests IBM after three tries. The top 10, while still dominated by supercomputers housed in the U.S., had just one newcomer.

By Nov. 15, 2009

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Chinese supercomputer tops the charts -- two years early

Tianhe-2, with 3.1 million processor cores and a lot of Chinese-build technology, is the new leader of the twice-yearly list of the world's 500 fastest supercomputers.

By Jun. 17, 2013

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Titan supercomputer debuts for open scientific research

The system is powered by Nvidia GPUs and thought to be one of the two fastest supercomputers in the world. It's capable of making 20,000 trillion calculations each second.

By Oct. 29, 2012

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Japanese supercomputer first to clear 10 petaflops

The fastest got faster, as the K Computer topped its own record on the twice-yearly supercomputer speed test by scoring 10.51 quadrillion calculations per second.

By Nov. 14, 2011

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Nvidia's graphics brawn powers supercomputing brains

The company's graphics chips are finding a foothold in neural networks, a biology-inspired form of computing that is moving from research to commercial tasks like Google's photo recognition.

By Jun. 18, 2013

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Japanese supercomputer is fastest in the world

The biannual Top500 Supercomputing list is out, and for the first time in seven years, Japan has built the world's fastest computer. K Computer displaces China's Tianhe-1A just six months after the Chinese machine took the crown.

By Jun. 20, 2011