Windows HPC Server Debuts in Top 25 of World’s Top 500 Largest Supercomputers

[via Microsoft Press release]

DRESDEN, Germany — June 18, 2008 —Today at the International Supercomputing Conference, Microsoft Corp. debuted in the top 25 of the world’s top 500 largest supercomputers with the National Center for Supercomputing Applications (NCSA), which ranked at No. 23 with 68.5 teraflops. The company also announced that the release candidate version of Windows HPC Server 2008 will be available for download in the last week of June.

nice score! also in this ISC08, announced the NO.1 and first petaflop/s supercomputer, which should be a big era change for HPC world. In this latest Top500 list, another Windows HPC Server 2008 system, ranking at No. 39, performing at about 266 megaflop/watt, and according to IBM’s press release, also ranked to be the most enegry-efficient Windows cluster in Green500.

The performance is getting better and better, but as a developer, needed to truely consider how to utilize the computing power efficiently. parallel programming should be the next main point around developing new applications.


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