Overview of Recent Supercomputers
Aad J. van der Steen
Jack J. Dongarra
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In this report we give an overview of high-performance computers which are
currently available or will become available within a short time frame from
vendors; no attempt is made to list all machines that are still in the research
phase. The machines are described according to their architectural class.
Shared and distributed-memory SIMD an MIMD machines are discerned. The
information about each machine is kept as compact as possible. Moreover, no
attempt is made to quote price information as this is often even more elusive
than the performance of a system. In addition, some general information about
high-performance computer architectures and the various processor employed in
these systems is given in order to better appreciate the system information
given in this report.
This document reflects the technical state of the supercomputer arena
as accurately as possible. However, the authors nor their employers take any
responsibility for errors or mistakes in this document. We encourage
anyone who has comments or remarks on the contents to inform us, so
we can improve this work.
Aad van der Steen
Mon Mar 7 16:16:46 CET 2005