Yahoo: Nearly two-thirds of the world's fastest supercomputers now use IntelŪ ItaniumŪ or IntelŪ Xeon(TM) processors according to the 24th Edition of the "TOP500" list, illustrating the growing momentum toward the use of standard Intel components for the most demanding high performance computing applications. The TOP500 project was started in 1993 to provide a reliable basis for tracking and detecting trends in high-performance computing. Twice a year, a list of the sites operating the 500 most powerful computer systems is assembled and released.
Intel architecture-based platforms currently make up 64 percent of the top 500 systems, continuing the surge in the use of Intel processors that accounted for only 19 systems in 2001 -- approximately a 15-fold increase in the past three years.
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