Thursday, September 18, 2008


Let me state this is my opinion and only my opinion NERSC does not necessarily agree with me. Frankly, IDK what they think on the matter.

This is NOT a supercomputer.

Let me say that louder:

This is NOT a supercomputer.

64 cores is around 16 processors. Once this would have been a supercomputer, like when I first got involved back in the early 90s. Nowadays when the fastest machines have 38k+ cores, 64 is nada. STOP with the inane marketing, folks.

I really, really mean: JUST STOP! You're embarrassing yourselves.

HPC is a moving target and this, this "supercomputer" picture above is a server and nothing more.

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