Screenshot of Descartes Labs’ Linpack Benchmark score of 1.926 petaflops using publicly available cloud resources on Amazon Web Services.

Thunder from the Cloud: 40,000 Cores Running in Concert on AWS

Descartes Labs builds one of the world’s TOP500 fastest supercomputers and the first system on the list to run on virtualized public cloud resources

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Jun 19 · 6 min read
Mike Warren in 1998 showing off the first Linux machine to crack the TOP500 list.
All 500 supercomputers on the TOP500 list now run Linux.

Pushing the Limit of the Public Cloud in 2019

Key details from Descartes Labs’ entry on the TOP500 list. Note the virtualized processor on AWS and the Rmax Linpack and Rpeak benchmark speeds.

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