More than one-third of the world's most powerful computers with Intel processors inside of them are now deployed in commercial settings, signaling that high performance computing (HPC) is evolving from its academic and research origins to mainstream business usage.

The list of the world's 500 most powerful computers, issued at and in conjunction with the International Supercomputer Conference in Heidelberg, Germany, also reveals that Intel-based systems on the elite TOP500 list totaled 119, more than double the 56 systems on the list only six months ago, and up dramatically from just three on the list three years ago. Nineteen Intel Itanium family-based systems appeared on the list, up from two last time.

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