UCLA vs USC in Top500 – Take 2

Earlier this week I compared the UCLA and USC Top500 entries. When the Top500 list was first published on Monday, USC clocked in with its 17th consecutive Top500 entry at #95 with 94 Teraflops of sustained performance. Well, just like the fourth quarter final bell doesn’t always indicate the end of a college football game (tied games go into overtime), the USC entry wasn’t quite final. Apparently there was some mixup over at the Top500 organization and today’s updated Top500 list shows USC at #63 on the list with an updated 126 TF thanks to their new HP ProLiant SL160 systems.

Simply by coincidence, the 32 extra TF was good for a 32 position improvement on the list. So congratulations once again to USC for their corrected, updated Top500 ranking!

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About Marc Hamilton

Marc Hamilton – Vice President, Solutions Architecture and Engineering, NVIDIA. At NVIDIA, the Visual Computing Company, Marc leads the worldwide Solutions Architecture and Engineering team, responsible for working with NVIDIA’s customers and partners to deliver the world’s best end to end solutions for professional visualization and design, high performance computing, and big data analytics. Prior to NVIDIA, Marc worked in the Hyperscale Business Unit within HP’s Enterprise Group where he led the HPC team for the Americas region. Marc spent 16 years at Sun Microsystems in HPC and other sales and marketing executive management roles. Marc also worked at TRW developing HPC applications for the US aerospace and defense industry. He has published a number of technical articles and is the author of the book, “Software Development, Building Reliable Systems”. Marc holds a BS degree in Math and Computer Science from UCLA, an MS degree in Electrical Engineering from USC, and is a graduate of the UCLA Executive Management program.
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