Friday, December 19, 2008

HPC Wire's Best and Worst of 2008

Petaflops supercomputing dominated much of the HPC news in 2008, but the year also witnessed the rise of GPU-accelerated computing and the fall of Linux Networx.

Hit Headlines are:

1. Parallel Programming Put on the Front Burner.
2. Cray Puts Intel Inside
3. The Petaflops Era Begins
4. GPU Computing Builds Its Case
5. Personal Supercomputing Redux [WB: ARGH!]
6. Startups Defy Economic Gravity

Miss Headlines:

1. Linux Networx Goes Belly Up
2. U.S. Science Funding Hits a Political Wall
3. SGI: Same as It Ever Was
4. Quantitative Financial Models Tank

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