By Jeffrey S. Vetter

Contemporary excessive functionality Computing: From Petascale towards Exascale makes a speciality of the ecosystems surrounding the world’s best facilities for prime functionality computing (HPC). It covers the various vital components occupied with every one surroundings: machine architectures, software program, functions, amenities, and sponsors.

The first a part of the publication examines major developments in HPC platforms, together with desktop architectures, functions, functionality, and software program. It discusses the expansion from terascale to petascale computing and the effect of the TOP500 and Green500 lists. the second one a part of the e-book offers a entire evaluate of 18 HPC ecosystems from all over the world. each one bankruptcy during this part describes programmatic motivation for HPC and their vital purposes; a flagship HPC process assessment overlaying laptop structure, method software program, programming structures, garage, visualization, and analytics help; and an summary in their info center/facility. The final a part of the publication addresses the function of clouds and grids in HPC, together with chapters at the Magellan, FutureGrid, and LLGrid projects.

With contributions from best researchers without delay concerned with designing, deploying, and utilizing those supercomputing platforms, this publication captures a world photo of the state-of-the-art in HPC.

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