As covered here on insideHPC, one of the biggest surprises of the new TOP500 list was not about who topped the list, but the fact that NCSA decided that getting on with the business of real supercomputing was more important than beating their chest. In a candid blog post this week, NCSA’s Bill Kramer describes exactly why his team decided not to submit a LINPACK result for Blue Waters, a recently installed massive Cray supercomputer that would certainly rank among the fastest machines in the world in anyone’s book.
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- Interview: Bill Kramer on Big Data IO from the Blue Waters Super
- Behind Blue Waters video, volume 2
- InsideTrack: Bill Kramer Leaves NERSC for NCSA