Salt Lake City is abuzz with the news that China’s NUDT team has once again snared the LINPACK crown at a student cluster competition. Their record-breaking score of 3.014 TFLOP/s topped their competitors and marked the first time a student cluster team has broken through the 3 TFLOP/s barrier. This is the second LINPACK win in less than a year for NUDT – they took this award at the ISC’12 competition in Hamburg as well. Teams from China took both of the top slots, followed by Team Longhorn at 2.488 TFLOP/s.
Team Longhorn from the University of Texas at Austin won the overall competition this year, but I think all these kids are winners. The 26 amps they get to work with is not a lot of power for an HPC cluster, so achieving this kind of performance is truly remarkable. Read the Full Story and check out Dan’s full coverage of the competition.