1.1 Go to the Top 500 Supercomputers site (http://www.top500.org/) and list the five most powerful supercomputers along with their FLOPS rating.
1.2 List three major problems requiring the use of supercomputing in the following domains:
1.3 Collect statistics on the number of components in state of the art integrated circuits over the years. Plot the number of components as a function of time and compare the growth rate to that dictated by Moore's law.
1.4 Repeat the above experiment for the peak FLOPS rate of processors and compare the speed to that inferred from Moore's law.