SC07: The new Top500 was released yesterday, and Andy already has a great post on the overall trends. I wanted to make a point to mention that HP has two systems in the Top 5 (press release at SC Online), as follow up on the special series I’m doing in HPCwire this week covering the major HPC vendors’ strategies. In my HP piece, written when the June list was current, I say
On the June 2007 list [HP] claimed over 40% of all systems on the Top500, but they haven’t had a machine in the top 10 since June 2004. To put HP’s Top500 position in perspective, the number two system holder on the list was IBM with just over 38%; together, IBM and HP built nearly 80% of all systems in the Top500. No one else is even in double digits.
It’s odd to see a company dominate the list like this without also holding several of the top slots.
That’s clearly not the case any longer. Be sure to check out the whole piece when it runs this week for a view on HP’s overall HPC strategy, gleaned from my discussion with Ed Turkel, Manager of Product & Technology Marketing for HP’s High Performance Computing Division.
Monday’s special coverage at SC07 includes articles from my discussions with Dave Parry, Senior Vice President and Product General Manager at SGI, and Kevin Noreen, senior manager for Dell’s Open Systems Product Marketing, focusing on HPC, Linux, and Virtualization Programs [SGI article here, Dell article here].