The Big Iron Game

November 12, 2014 by Gary M. Johnson

As the results of the 44th round of the Big Iron game of thrones are about to be announced, let’s put this in context by taking a synoptic look at the historical data from the perspective of competition among nations.

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Who Are the Top500 List Countries?

June 13, 2014 by Gary M. Johnson

Since June of 1993, the Top500 List has been presenting information on the world’s 500 most powerful computer systems.  The statistics about these systems have proven to be of substantial interest to computer manufacturers, users and funding authorities.  While interest in the list is focused on the computers, less attention is paid to the countries hosting them.  Let’s take a look at the Top500 List countries.  Who are they?  How might one characterize them?

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Is Qatar About to Join the Supercomputing Club?

May 20, 2014 by Gary M. Johnson

The Qatar National Convention Center was recently the venue for the first meeting of the User Forum of Qatar’s newly commissioned computing infrastructure institute. The National Computing Infrastructure for Research (NCIR) is the latest addition to the Qatar Foundation’s collection of R&D institutes. Is NCIR about to place Qatar on the TOP500 list and join the supercomputing club?

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