The cream of the Top500 supercomputer list

The cream of the Top500 supercomputer list

IDG NEWS: The cream of the Top500 supercomputer list in November 2017, these 10 supercomputers are used for modeling the weather, weapons, ocean currents and other physical phenomena.

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They not only outperform every other machine on the planet, they also demonstrate the technologies your business might use, at a smaller scale, to get the best performance in the least space or using the least energy.

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Gyoukou's standout feature, though, is its power efficiency of 14.17 gigaflops/watt, almost double the efficiency of its rivals.

Titan 5.

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