Category Archives: Datacenters and data centers

Top 10 Fastest Supercomputers in the World

This subject is difficult to write about because things change frequently.  And this rating will change several times during this year and every year after that.  So, the best way to track these changes is to go directly to the Top500.org site … Continue reading

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Cloud Storage Media Usage Ranking

I am not surprised that Apple is ahead of everyone.  Almost every Apple user is also using  iCloud, and most users also use iTunes.  This alone should designate Apple as the winner of this contest. Dropbox gets an honorable second … Continue reading

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Most Powerful Supercomputers for 2018

I wrote earlier about the fastest supercomputer in the world today – the Chinese Sunway TaihuLight (93 petaflop/s on the LINPACK benchmark). I also wrote about Japan’s plans to release an even-faster supercomputer from Fujitsu called ABCI (130 petaflops). Now, the US is striking … Continue reading

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Amazing Supercomputer Art – Part 1

Supercomputers are not just incredibly fast.  Many of them are also created to look great.  Some of them look so beautiful and artistic that I have decided to start showing off their art.  This post will review several selected supercomputers … Continue reading

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Top 5 Cloud Service Providers

The data is for 2015, but one thing that I don’t think changed in 2016 is this: Amazon is larger than four other major payers combined.  And I know the others are trying hard to catch up…  but it is … Continue reading

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Google Before and Now

This is the first production server rack from Google (1999): This is how clean, efficient, and beautiful modern Google data center looks today:

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Weekend Computer Humor

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