Erich Strohmaier on How the TOP500 Got Started

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No one knows what to expect when the new TOP500 list of the world’s fastest supercomputers comes out on June 18. To provide a perspective on how the list got started, Jon Bashor caught up with LBNL’s Dr. Erich Strohmaier, one of the founders of

When we started this, it was to gather statistics for a small conference. We never expected the scope and popularity to grow as it did,” said Strohmaier, who heads the Future Technologies Group at Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory in California. “And we never guessed it would come to be viewed as a larger community service for the HPC community.”

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