As happens every six months, the Top500 list of fastest supercomputers was released again during SC12 in Salt Lake City. The list represents a great way to track and measure trends, and celebrate the advancements in technological achievement at the very high-end of the high performance computing (HPC) industry.


One of the newest systems to be recognized by Top500 is the Stampede system at the University of Texas (UT) and the Texas Advanced Computing Center (TACC). We at Dell are excited because we view our partnership with TACC as very valuable in helping to advance not only the capabilities that researchers and students have access to at TACC, but also push the envelope of what is possible.
 
Personally I enjoy more so to learn and understand what HPC is doing to help advance science and research worldwide. To learn more, be sure to watch the Dell Tech Center and www.HPCatDell.com to view TACC's Jay Boisseau deliver a great presentation from SC12 titled, Transforming Science with Stampede.

So congratulations to our friends at TACC, and the other 499 systems that made this November's list. To learn more about the Top500, or TACC, please see some links below to some recent news stories.
 
Top500 Summary, Nov. 2012

Stampede supercomputer gives scientists a powerful new tool

TACC Presents Petascale Systems and More at SC12
 
TACC Stampede Overview