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 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. Additional research is being conducted in China, United States, European Union, Taiwan and Japan to build even faster, more powerful and more technologically superior exascale supercomputers.
- 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 and performance.
- 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.
- 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.
- 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.
- Links Coalition for Academic Scientific Computation www
Links to member institutions and published papers. Coalition for Academic Scientific Computation.
- Available The Journal of Supercomputing www
Available in print and online. Journal of Supercomputing. Searchable archives available to subscribers. The Journal of Supercomputing.
- News HPCwire www
News portal covering the high performance computing industry. HPCwire. Includes whitepapers, blogs, conference listings and job search. HPCwire.
- Includes Supercomputing Online www
Includes news, Online, analysis, and discussion about supercomputing. Supercomputing Online.
- 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.
- 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.
- Offers ICC at Lawrence Livermore National Lab www
Offers current scientific and networking research information. ICC at Lawrence Livermore National Lab.
- 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.
- A Supercomputers www
A history of supercomputing. Supercomputers.
- Monthly Primeur www
Monthly newsletter about European high performance computing developments. Primeur. Back issues available. Primeur.
- Provides Texas Advanced Computing Center www
Provides computing resources to enhance research development capabilities. Texas Advanced Computing Center.
- A Scyld ClusterWare www
A Linux distribution with modifications for clustering. ClusterWare. Product information and vendor list. Scyld ClusterWare.
- A Scalable Cluster Environment www
A set of interoperable opensource tools that enable users to build and use Beowulf cluster effectively to solve their problems. Cluster Environment. It consist of a cluster builder tool, complex system management tool (SCMS), scalable real-time monitoring, Web base monitoring software (KCAP), parallel Unix command, and batch scheduler. Scalable Cluster Environment.
- Consulting Pioneer Technology Services, Inc. www
Consulting service with a farm of supercomputers for clients to use. Pioneer Technology Services, Inc..
- Manufacturer Silicon Graphics www
Manufacturer of mainframes, Graphics, supercomputers, and high powered workstations. Product information, support, and image galleries of 3D images produced with SGI workstations. Silicon Graphics.
- International International Supercomputer Conference www
International Supercomputer Conference. Supercomputer Conference. Heidelberg, Germany. International Supercomputer Conference.
- Free Cray-Cyber www
Free interactive access to historical supercomputers such as a Cray Y-MP EL running UNICOS or a Cyber 960 running NOS. Cray-Cyber.
- Resource ExCray.com www
Resource for alumni of Cray Research. ExCray.com. Includes a database of members, free e-mail addresses, news, and a bulletin board. ExCray.com.
- Information Supercomputing and Parallel Computing Resources www
Information on conferences, and Parallel Computing Resources, research groups, vendors, and supercomputers. Supercomputing and Parallel Computing Resources.
- Links SuperComputing Resources on the Internet www
Links to vendors, Resources on the Internet, supercomputing facilities, and software tools. SuperComputing Resources on the Internet.
- Links Internet Parallel Computing Archive www
Links to information about parallel algorithms, Parallel Computing Archive, computing environments and tools, newsgroups, and general references. Internet Parallel Computing Archive.
- An Grid Computing Info Centre www
An initiative to establish a global grid of computing power. Computing Info Centre. Links to conferences, development, and related information. Grid Computing Info Centre.
- Alexa: Supercomputing Computers
Alexa Directory Top Sites: Supercomputing Computers
- DMOZ: Supercomputing Computers
dmoz.org Directory: Supercomputing Computers