Intel dominates TOP500 supercomputer list
DigiTimes has analyzed
the latest TOP500
supercomputer rankings and unearthed some interesting trends, the most surprising of which is Intel's ever-increasing share of the supercomputing pie. Intel processors power nearly 64% of the systems on the TOP500 list, while IBM and AMD's chips settle for 10.8% and 6.2%, respectively. Intel can't take any credit for the fastest supercomputer on the TOP500 list, though. The US Department of Energy's BlueGene system, which currently sits atop the rankings, is powered by IBM PowerPC processors.