Talk:Supercomputer

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Summit[edit]

As of June 2018, Summit (supercomputer) is the fastest. It needs to be added. 5.34.29.116 (talk) 02:15, 9 June 2018 (UTC)[]

SpiNNaker[edit]

I removed the following text from the article:

"Spiking Neutral Network Architecture (SpiNNaker),a supercomputer was manufactured by the U.K, unveiled on November 2018( world's largest supercomputer)"

Citation, please? -- The Anome (talk) 18:04, 13 November 2018 (UTC)[]

Note that we have an article for SpiNNaker already. However, while it's definitely a supercomputer (and how!), it's a quite different beast from other supercomputers: you are unlikely to see SpiNNaker doing LINPACK benchmarks any time soon. I'm pretty sure you could do LINPACK on it by reprogramming the nodes, but that's not the goal of SpiNNaker's design, and I'm sure it would be a waste to time doing it. Perhaps benchmarking in the reverse direction, by comparing neural network simulation performance on conventional supercomputers, might be the best way to compare them? -- The Anome (talk) 10:47, 15 November 2018 (UTC)[]

Highly biased and hardly related paragraph[edit]

I found that a paragraph in this article is highly biased and hardly related to the title "Supercomputer". So I deleted the paragraph. The revision before the deletion Yangbowen1028 (talk) 03:41, 11 March 2019 (UTC)[]

No, there are no biases here, only undeniable facts! Everything here on this paragraph is a fact and based on reliable sourced references. Even if you don’t like it, It’s still the undeniable truth that the country of Taiwan is the world’s most technologically advanced computer microchip designer and maker. The advanced microchips made by Taiwan serve as the basis of many supercomputers around the world. Please confirm for yourself and read these reference sources:

1.) Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Corporation is most advanced chip maker in the world
2.)Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Corporation beats Intel to become world’s most advanced chip maker — Preceding unsigned comment added by 2600:1011:B02B:31B1:50D4:DFA1:ED42:A144 (talk) 17:46, 11 March 2019 (UTC)[]

-- Dear Taiwanese National,

Perhaps your paragraph does contain many "undeniable facts." However, they are not pertinent to the wider context of Supercomputers. You would be better including that paragraph in a page on the accomplishments of the Taiwan Technology Sector or your personal blog. The University of Illinois developed many of the early Supercomputers, but you don't see me introducing an entire paragraph about that fact to the introduction to this page.

Signed, - A University of Illinois PhD Candidate.130.126.255.88 (talk) 17:55, 11 March 2019 (UTC)[]

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M-13[edit]

  • "The Cray-2 was released in 1985. It had eight central processing units (CPUs), liquid cooling and the electronics coolant liquid fluorinert was pumped through the supercomputer architecture. It performed at 1.9 gigaFLOPS and was the world's second fastest after M-13 supercomputer in Moscow.[22="http://www.icfcst.kiev.ua/MUSEUM/Kartsev.html"]"


Sorry, what? Here is some Soveit computer in 1985, that were more powerfull than Cray-2, which is worldwide confirmed to be most powerfull computer in 1985-1987, but nobody never listned anything about this Soviet computer before, in was never mented anywhere by historians and only article about it - it's a this link? Sound very convincing, isn't it? — Preceding unsigned comment added by ZubaZubaRock (talkcontribs) 08:59, 27 March 2019 (UTC)[]

I groan inside when "high-performance computing" takes me here[edit]

Probably about a year ago, I wanted to quickly check out Wikipedia's scope for the industry term "high-performance computing" and my effort took me here instead. I went "ugh" and moved along.

Today I had completely forgotten about this, and again wanted to quickly check out Wikipedia's scope for the industry term "high-performance computing" and again my effort took me here instead. This time, with a shock of sudden recognition, I went "triple ugh" and decided to post a note on the talk page.

Supercomputing has long been a subject area imbued with nationalistic penis wagging. I'm not interested in wading through the annals of jingoistic penis wagging when I want to reference the simple concept of high-performance computing, which to my mind is a set of techniques employed to obtain performance at nearly any effort or expenditure.

Others may have different visceral reactions to this conflation, but this reaction is mine. — MaxEnt 16:05, 15 September 2020 (UTC)[]

@MaxEng: There are over 1400 articles on WP containing the phrase "high-performance computing". I don't know if that helps as far as WP's "scope" for this term. If you think there should be a separate article, you might want to volunteer to create an article (or perhaps just a stub) or you could request creation of such an article. In either case, see WP:Article requests. Fabrickator (talk) 19:54, 15 September 2020 (UTC)[]