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TOP500 leaders announce new supercomputer benchmark


In the beginning of supercomputer performance measurement there was Linpack. This benchmark, the gold standard for measuring high-performance computing, has been the basis for the TOP500 supercomputer ranking list  since 1993. Now, Jack Dongarra, distinguished professor of computer science at the University of Tennessee, Knoxville, creator of the TOP500, and Linpack’s inventor thinks the benchmark is showing its age and needs to be replaced.

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