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Unformatted text preview: the “mainframe” variety and
employ many hundreds of parallel
The high-end supercomputer market is
where the world's most challenging
computing problems are addressed
Problems of major economic and
scientific importance are often handled
by high-end supercomputers years
before becoming "tractable" on
less-capable systems. Supercomputer
Performance A typical performance benchmark is
the FLOP (Floating Point Operations
TeraFlops (Trillion) Examples of
Applications Weather analysis
Genetics Supercomputers, Cray 1 circa 1980
Supercomputers, Cray T3 Today, 230 GFLOPs!
Cray IBM Cluster 1600, just
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