From the “signs of the times” department, this press release from Intel this week, which highlights the fact that a larger share of significant HPC machines than ever uses Intel chips — 79.8% to be exact
The 33rd edition of the TOP500 list shows that 399 of the world’s top 500 systems, including two in the top 10, now have Intel inside. Systems using Intel® Xeon® quad-core processors feature prominently in the list, holding 340 spots. Using reinvented high-k metal gate transistors, Intel’s previous-generation quad-core 45nm Intel® Xeon® processor 5400 series is used in 263 systems.
The Nehalem is also doing quite well on the list, especially given that it was only launched 3 months ago. It’s inside 33 systems on the list.