A supercomputer is, generally, a really big and fast computer. The standard of what exactly constitutes a supercomputer has evolved with the capabilities of the computing industry. Supercomputers contain many processors and often take up entire rooms. They can do anything a normal computer can do, but usually much, much faster. This section contains information about supercomputers, including (but not limited to) companies that manufacture supercomputers, supercomputing facilities, news articles about supercomputers, and supercomputing conferences. Information about writing programs to run on supercomputers is in Computers-Parallel_Computing. Supercomputing Computers.
A supercomputer is a computer with a high-level computational capacity compared to a general-purpose computer. (wikipedia)
- Wikipedia: A supercomputer is a computer with a high level of computing performance compared to a general-purpose computer. Performance of a supercomputer is measured in floating-point operations per second instead of million instructions per second. As of 2017, there are supercomputers which can perform up to nearly a hundred quadrillions of FLOPS, measured in PFLOPS. As of November 2017, all of the world's fastest 500 supercomputers run Linux-based operating systems.
- ACM/IEEE Supercomputing Conference - SC, the International Conference for High Performance Computing, Networking, Storage and Analysis, is the name of the annual conference established in 1988 by the Association for Computing Machinery and the IEEE Computer Society. In 2016, about 11,000 people participated overall.
- Jungle computing - Jungle computing is a form of high performance computing that distributes computational work across cluster, grid and cloud computing.
- Nvidia Tesla Personal Supercomputer - The Tesla Personal Supercomputer is a desktop computer that is backed by Nvidia and built by various hardware vendors.
- Parallel computing - Parallel computing is a type of computation in which many calculations or the execution of processes are carried out simultaneously. Large problems can often be divided into smaller ones, which can then be solved at the same time.
- Supercomputing in China - China operates a number of supercomputer centers which have held world records in speed.
- Supercomputing in Europe
- Concurrent computing
- Cluster computing
- Distributed computing architecture
- Parallel computing
- The National Center For Supercomputing www
Information about supercomputing applications and research in the United States. National Center For Supercomputing.
- Cray Inc. www
Official site for the supercomputers company. Inc.. Includes details of products, job opportunities, and investor information.
- Ranking Top 500 Supercomputers www
Ranking of supercomputers according to the LINPACK benchmark. 500 Supercomputers. Links to news articles. Top 500 Supercomputers.
- Organization National Partnership for Advanced Computational Infrastructure www
Organization created to develop a national supercomputing infrastructure. Partnership for Advanced Computational Infrastructure. Links to resources, current research projects, and outreach programs. National Partnership for Advanced Computational Infrastructure.
- A Advanced Simulation and Computing www
A United States government initiative to develop simulation capabilities suitable for weapons testing. Simulation and Computing. Program details and links to university partners. Advanced Simulation and Computing.
- Monthly Primeur www
Monthly newsletter about European high performance computing developments. Primeur. Back issues available. Primeur.
- Links Coalition for Academic Scientific Computation www
Links to member institutions and published papers. Coalition for Academic Scientific Computation.
- News HPCwire www
News portal covering the high performance computing industry. HPCwire. Includes whitepapers, blogs, conference listings and job search. HPCwire.
- A Supercomputers www
A history of supercomputing. Supercomputers.
- Offers ICC at Lawrence Livermore National Lab www
Offers current scientific and networking research information. ICC at Lawrence Livermore National Lab.
- Available The Journal of Supercomputing www
Available in print and online. Journal of Supercomputing. Searchable archives available to subscribers. The Journal of Supercomputing.
- Provides Texas Advanced Computing Center www
Provides computing resources to enhance research development capabilities. Texas Advanced Computing Center.
- Facility Advanced Biomedical Computing Center www
Facility provides computing support and technology to the scientists of the National Cancer Institute (NCI), Biomedical Computing Center, National Institutes of Health (NIH), and extramural biomedical researchers. Advanced Biomedical Computing Center.
- National TeraGrid.org www
National Science Foundation's effort to build and deploy the world's largest distributed infrastructure for open scientific research. TeraGrid.org. Information about partners and funding. TeraGrid.org.
- Development Scandal Supercomputing Project www
Development of a portable environment for programming supercomputers. Supercomputing Project. Project information and resources about parallel programming. Scandal Supercomputing Project.
- Essay A History of Supercomputing at Florida State University www
Essay written by Jeff Bauer in early 1991. A History of Supercomputing at Florida State University.
- Includes Supercomputing Online www
Includes news, Online, analysis, and discussion about supercomputing. Supercomputing Online.
- Mailing The Beowulf Archives www
Mailing list for Beowulf discussion. The Beowulf Archives.
- Paper Sequence Analysis on a 216-Processor Beowulf Cluster www
Paper about constructing a Beowulf for bioinformatics research. Sequence Analysis on a 216-Processor Beowulf Cluster.
- Provides T-Systems hpcPortal www
Provides access to CAE applications and high performance computing resources via the Internet. hpcPortal. Features different applications, services, and technologies. T-Systems hpcPortal.
- Supplier GraphStream www
Supplier visualization and high-performance computing systems. GraphStream. Based in Belmont, California. GraphStream.
- International International Supercomputer Conference www
International Supercomputer Conference. Supercomputer Conference. Heidelberg, Germany. International Supercomputer Conference.
- An Cray User Group www
An independent, User Group, international consortium of organizations that own or use Cray or SGI computer systems. Includes membership details, announcements, conference details, and working group information. Cray User Group.
- Links SuperComputing Resources on the Internet www
Links to vendors, Resources on the Internet, supercomputing facilities, and software tools. SuperComputing Resources on the Internet.
- Information Supercomputing and Parallel Computing Resources www
Information on conferences, and Parallel Computing Resources, research groups, vendors, and supercomputers. Supercomputing and Parallel Computing Resources.
- NASA Who Wrote the Book of Life? www
NASA uses a parallel computer to classify new life forms. Wrote the Book of Life?. Who Wrote the Book of Life?.
- Discussion The Grid: The Next-Gen Internet? www
Discussion of the Grid. Grid: The Next-Gen Internet?. The Grid: The Next-Gen Internet?.
- Alexa: Supercomputing Computers
Alexa Directory Top Sites: Supercomputing Computers
- DMOZ: Supercomputing Computers
dmoz.org Directory: Supercomputing Computers