Imagine you had EUR 1000 today. Is it possible that you become a millionaire in 10 years by just capitalizing on the interest? -- Only if the interest is around 100% per year.
Well, in the field of supercomputers performance has grown consitently at a rate of around 88% per year for 12 years - circa 2000 times over since 1993. The rate of growth in this area is twice that of single processor performance which is 40%-50% per year. I find this amazing.
Highlights of the 26th Top500 List (Erich Strohmaier)