When one paragraph says it all

Today at HPCwire. They have a quote on the Tokyo Tech machine.

“Our team here at Tokyo Tech worked very hard and closely with ClearSpeed to achieve an increase of over 9 TFLOPS performance from our previous result with very little addition in power requirements and no overhead in space,” said Professor Satoshi Matsuoka of the Global Scientific Information and Computing Center (GSIC) of Tokyo Institute of Technology. “Acceleration technology is acknowledged to be the wave of the future for supercomputing and we are very happy to be the first in the world to demonstrate this as a fact by improving our position from number seven to number five of the world’s Top500 sites.”

(my emphasis)

I remember the VC’s asking me, “but how do you know this will even matter in HPC?” during our pitch.

Now I can say, “Hindsight”.

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