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The analysis of the data provided by the TOP500 report has led us to a
number of conclusions concerning the state of HPC in the U.S. Some of these
- The U.S. is the clear world leader both as producer and as consumer of
- Both the U.S. and Japan seem to have mechanisms in place which
restrict competition in favor of the local products.
- MPPs account for almost half of all installed supercomputers worldwide.
Market penetration by MPPs in the U.S. is significantly higher, where MPPs
already now a majority of the installed supercomputers. A sizable portion of
this market share can be attributed to government spending
and the HPCC program.
- Microprocessor based machines have made significant inroads, and are the
technology category in the U.S. This trend has been accelerated in 1994 through
introduction of processors such as the IBM R6000/590 and the SGI R8000 in
Generally the TOP500 list has proven itself to be an extremely valuable tool
evaluating trends in the HPC market. Future releases of this report should
enable the HPC community to track important developments much more
accurately than in the past.
Tue Nov 14 15:00:18 PST 1995