Windows HPC Server Debuts in Top25 of World’s Top500 Largest Supercomputers

    Ranked at 23, the NCSA ABE cluster performed at 68.5 TFlops and 77.7% efficiency.
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        The NCSA used a beta version of Windows HPC Server 2008 to achieve its 68.5 TFlops (teraflops) and 77.7 percent efficiency on 9,472 cores, making this facility one of the most powerful supercomputing systems in the world and the fastest Windows cluster.

        “This is about a ten percent improvement over the results we achieved running Linux,” said Robert Pennington, deputy director of the NCSA. “What makes these results even more impressive is that when we deployed Windows on our cluster, which has more than a thousand nodes, we went from bare metal to running the LINPACK benchmark programs in just four hours. We’ve never had a software setup on a supercomputing cluster go as quickly or as smoothly as that before.”
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