Breshears: Is it Time to Replace the TOP 500 List?

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In the wake of Bill Kramer’s recent editorial, Intel’s Clay Breshears writes that replacing the TOP500 will be no easy task.

One way to replace the TOP500 list would be to put forth an alternate, like the Sustained Petascale Performance benchmark (which could give rise to the “SPP500”) that is mentioned by Kramer. You won’t be able to supplant the TOP500 right away since the new metric won’t be accepted initially.

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