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Top500 co-founder Dr Jack Dongarra talks to the Reg

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Podcast Here at ISC 2012 in Hamburg, I sat in on a podcast with Rich Brueckner of insideHPC and Dr Jack Dongarra, co-founder of the Top500 list. We talked about the 20-year evolution of the list and, of course, Sequoia, the BlueGene/Q system that topped the June 2012 rankings.

Dr Dongarra spoke about Sequoia’s very impressive number of cores – 1.5 million, give or take a few – and its energy efficiency. The challenge, he said, will be to use it effectively to solve real-world problems.

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