September 11, 2013

Data Center News

The interesting thing about technology is that it keeps advancing at a relentless pace. While this may be disorienting for some or at times, it is better than being stuck in millenia-old ideas or concepts or technologies.

High Performance Computing is the leading edge of computer science in many ways. The race to build the next fastest supercomputer continues non-stop.

Here's a story about the Oak Ridge Supercomputer Facility. Will we get exaflop supercomputers by 2018? An exaflop is 1,000 petaflops. One petaflop is 1,000 teraflops. One teraflop is 1,000 gigaflops. So, an exaflop refers to one billion billion floating point operations per second.

Here's a Google technical paper about large, distributed systems such as what Google uses.

Here's a story about when fire threatened the Los Alamos National Laboratory.

Here's a look at the Top 10 Supercomputers at that time.

Here's a look at the NYSE's data center.

The Lawrence Livermore Sequoia Supercomputer which is an IBM Blue Gene system put the U.S. at the top of the Top 500 list at that time.

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