The TopCrunch project was initiated to track the aggregate performance
trends of high performance computer systems and engineering software.
Instead of using a synthetic benchmark, actual engineering software
applications are used with real data and are run on high performance
computer systems. The data are available for download
in the form of data files for our current software suite. With time,
we expect to track the evolution of delivered performance as a function
of enhancements in both software algorithms and hardware. The results
of the benchmarks are available as submitted, and may be searched
by data, code name, and year. Summaries and overall rankings are posted
twice per year following the precedent set by TOP500.