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[hardocp] 75% of TOP 500 'Supercomputers' Now Intel-based

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Here’s an interesting little factoid, seventy five percent of all supercomputers in the world are using Intel processors.

375 or 75 percent of the ranked supercomputers are based on Intel® processors -- more than ever before. In the year 2000, only four – yes four – systems were based on Intel architecture, illustrating just how rapidly the leading processor architecture for supercomputers has been embraced
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*reads* *thinks...*

Cool!
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Damn Core 2 micro-architecture
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Should I be surprised?
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Should I be surprised?
No surprise al all.
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where is the better source? It just leads me back to intel web site without any other kind of source. I am kinda curious on what the other processors are and what are their ranks.
    
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Isn't the fastest in the world AMD based??
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where is the better source? It just leads me back to intel web site without any other kind of source. I am kinda curious on what the other processors are and what are their ranks.
If you're interested, here's the entire top 500 list for June 08:
http://www.top500.org/list/2008/06/100

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Isn't the fastest in the world AMD based??
Yes, that would be IBM's Roadrunner built using a combination of AMD Opterons and IBM PowerXCell 8i's.
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Intel is ranked 7th with the fastest processor. Opteron and PPC are ranked better.

EDIT: This is not about speed.. its just that intel sells more CPUs for Supercomputing than its competitors.

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Isn't the fastest in the world AMD based??
The first, 4th, 5th, and quite a few more.
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