Superman’s back in the movies, and supercomputers are hitting Petaflops. What do they do, and how do they do it?
Where is the world's top supercomputer (at June 2013)
Some history: who built the first machines to be called supercomputers?
- Thomas Watson
- Seymour Cray
- Gene Amdahl
Supercomputers normally use lots of specialised "GPU" co-processors, first designed for what purpose?
What is the name of Nvidia's current generation of GPU?
And what does Intel call its GPUs?
- Windy Corner
- Knots Landing
- Xeon Phi
What is the IBM supercomputer in the Swiss Federal Institute of Technology in Zurich cooled by?
For several years, the supercomputer league was dominated by an IBM supercomputer family. What is its name?
- Deep Blue
- Blue Gene
What unit does the Top500 list use to rank the world's most super supercomputers ?
That was easy, wasn't it? Now how does the Green500 list compare the environmental impact of supercomputers ?
- MegaFlops per Tonne of CO2
- MegaFlops per Joule
- MegaFlops per Watt
In what decade did supercomputing pass the MegaFlop barrier?
In what decade did supercomputing pass the GigaFlop barrier?
In what decade did supercomputers pass the TeraFlop barrier?
How much power does China's mighty Tianhe-2 supercomputer guzzle?
- 17.8 MegaWatts
- 170 MegaWatts
- 1.21 GigaWatts
Which company rents out a supercomputer in the cloud, by the hour?
A Southampton University professor and his son built a "supercomputer" out of Lego and Raspberry Pi boards. What was its first job?
- To calculate Pi
- To fold proteins
- To forecast the weather
Result: [SCORE-MESSAGE] out of [NB-OF-QUESTION-MESSAGE]
Computer says not so good.
Good effort, hotshot!
You have more brains than a Cray. Well done!