“The Japan Marine Science and Technology Center’s Earth Simulator remains the world’s most powerful computer, according to the latest version of an industry ranking… One machine missing from the latest ranking was the cluster of 1,100 Apple Computer Inc. Power Mac G5 desktops built by Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University. The machine achieved a maximum performance of 10.3T flops to rank third in the previous chart. This time the machine didn’t make the list because it was out of service for hardware upgrades, said the ranking authors,” Martyn Williams reports for IDG News Service.
The full Top 500 ranking can be found online at http://www.top500.org . It is compiled by Hans Meuer of the University of Mannheim, Erich Strohmaier and Horst Simon of NERSC/Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory, and Jack Dongarra of the University of Tennessee.
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