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Submission + - The Supercomputer Speed Race, & Why It Should (chronicle.com)

jyosim writes: "With big money and competitiveness at stake, smarter—not faster—supercomputer designs may be winners. The villain: the Top500 Supercomputer list, the most popular measure of a computer's worth. Experts say that with today's more complex machines, it's no longer measuring the right thing, and it could lead to dead-end designs. Or is that sour grapes, now that China is winning the Top500 speed race for the first time ever."
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The Supercomputer Speed Race, & Why It Should

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