Supercomputing conference

Steven J. Wourms, center, of the Defense Department's High-Performance Computing Modernization Program, chats with Thomas Quinn, left, and Tim Carroll, both with Linux Networx of Bluffdale, Utah.

How many trillions of floating-point operations can you conduct per second? The systems under discussion at this month's High-Performance Computing Users Conference, held by the Council On Competitiveness in Washington, can do plenty.

Earl Joseph, research vice president for the high-performance systems program at International Data Corp. of Framingham, Mass., reveals the results of a survey of supercomputer users.


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