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Submission + - Has Supercomputing Hit the Shoulder of the Sigmoid? 1

anzha writes: Horst Simon, Deputy Director of Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory has stood up at conferences of late and said the unthinkable: supercomputing is hitting a wall and will not build an exaflop HPC system by 2020. This is defined as one that passes linpack with a performance of one exaflop sustained or better. He's even placed money on it. You can read the original presentation here.
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Has Supercomputing Hit the Shoulder of the Sigmoid?

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