Supercomputer Defenders

By Deane Barker on August 5, 2003

Computer Groupthink Under Fire: An interesting look at the grid vs. supercomputer debate. Each side is better at some things than the other.

Critics at a House Science Committee hearing in July on the status of supercomputing in the United States claimed that federal agencies are focusing too heavily on developing and deploying grid computing and clusters, and not investing enough in development of true supercomputers.

Ties in with the bit on Cray from yesterday.

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