Most machines near the top of the top500 list are operated by U.S. companies and the U.S. government. Furthermore, most of these machines are built by U.S. companies such as Cray, IBM, SGI, HP, etc. Supercomputing conferences often seem dedicated to solve problems that are important to the U.S. and specific to the machine types, number, and sizes predominant in the U.S.
The question for
this panel is what impact this situation has on non-U.S. sites. There
might be advantages, such as the U.S. bearing much of the cost of fundamental
In this panel we will hear the views from representatives from Australia, France, Great Britain, and Switzerland. After four brief presentations we will open the floor for discussions, questions, and answers.
Panel Chairs: Prof.
Pierre Kuonen, EIA-FR, Switzerland and Dr. Rolf Riesen, SNL, USA
Maintained by: Bernadette Watts
Modified on: February 15, 2006