According to a ranking to be presented this week at the SC 2000 supercomputing conference in Dallas, IBM is the clear leader in the list of the top 500 supercomputers, with five of the top 10 machines and 215 of the top 500. Moreover, IBM computers have 43 percent of the total power represented by all 500 supercomputers.
Sun Microsystems, with 92 systems on the 500 list places second. SGI, with 67, is third. Cray, with 47, is fourth in number of machines but second to IBM in total computing power.
In related news, IBM is releasing a Celeron-based sub-$1000 ready-to-rack eServer aimed at small and medium-sized companies.