is popular as a yardstick of supercomputing performance, NASA is primarily interested in how the Columbia system will revolutionize the rate of scientific discovery at the Agency.
Provider of HPC and data centre solutions SGI (Nasdaq:SGI) today announced that NASA's Pleiades Supercomputer at the NASA Advanced Supercomputing (NAS) facility at Ames Research Center, Moffett Field, California, was certified by the TOP500 list as one of the fastest supercomputers in the world as measured by the LINPACK
7 Tflops according to the LINPACK
benchmark, which was run on 8,192 of Columbia's processors
The system achieved the world's best LINPACK
benchmark performance of 10.
Although development is still underway to adjust the system software, the K computer achieved the goal of a LINPACK
score of 10 petaflops, a performance target set as a national core technology as part of Japan's 3rd Science and Technology Basic Plan.
7 GFLOPS per core as measured by the LINPACK
Benchmark, the industry standard for measuring a system's floating point computing power.
To test the system's performance at the configuration stage, the K computer's processing speed was measured by the LINPACK
benchmark program, placing it on the 37th TOP500 ranking of the world's fastest supercomputers.
The computer, measured against the industry-standard LINPACK
benchmark, was able to turn in a sustained performance of 36.