Supercomputer trend data10 Apr 2019
Karl Rupp has a nice blog series chronicling the developments in microprocessors over the past 42 years. He took the data originally compiled by M. Horowitz, F. Labonte, O. Shacham, K. Olukotun, L. Hammond, and C. Batten. I wanted to compare this data with parallel developments in supercomputing. So I noted down the number of cores in the #1 supercomputer of the Top500 going back to June 1993. The top machine at that time was Thinking Machines Corporation’s CM-5.
I’ve posted this additional data as a fork to Karl’s repository here. That includes the plot above and the Python script for creating it.