SC Conference - Activity Details

TOP500 Supercomputers

Primary Session Leader:
Erich Strohmaier  (Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory)

Birds-of-a-Feather Session
Tuesday,  05:30PM - 07:00PM
Room 18A/18B/18C/18D
Now in its 16th year, the TOP500 list of supercomputers serves as a "Who's Who" in the field of High Performance Computing (HPC). The TOP500 list was started in 1993 as a project to compile a list of the most powerful supercomputers in the world. It has evolved from a simple ranking system to a major source of information to analyze trends in HPC. The 32nd TOP500 list will be published in November 2008 just in time for SC08. This BoF will present detailed analyses of the TOP500 and discuss the changes in the HPC marketplace during the past years. This includes the presentation of a new metric to track power consumption and updates on various benchmark initiatives. The BoF is meant as an open forum for discussion and feedback between the TOP500 authors and the user community.
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