Monday, November 22, 2010

Supercomputing's new world order

At a supercomputing convention that just wrapped up in New Orleans, Louisiana, the potent effects of Hurricanes in big plastic cups paled in comparison with the raw power of a tiny silicon chip. "We're geeking out about exascale computing right now," John Shalf, the Advanced Technologies group leader at Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory, said of the computer architects, software developers and engineers in the high-performance computing community. More>