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  • Task: import data from TOP500
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TOP500 importer is a project aimed to import data from TOP500 into Wikidata.


Importing process has some tasks (or steps), in the following order:

  1.   Get operating systems and pass to (most, will added more soon)
  2.   Get platforms and pass to (some, will added more soon)
  3.   Get manufacturers and pass to (some, will added more soon)
  4.   Get locations and pass to (some, will added more soon)
  5.   Get CPU and pass to (most, will added more soon)
  6.   Import everything to Wikidata (using mass())[n 1][n 2]
  7.   Consolidate duplicates, using the Merge gadget (READ NOTE!!!)[n 3]
    •   Split back non-true-duplicates, as I merged prior to realizing the above.
  8.   Check wrong manufacturers and correct them, using QuickStatements
    •   Move manufacturers from HPE to SGI, as appropriate[n 4]
  9.   Repeat steps 1 to 5, to get more data and ensure everything is available.
  10.   Find items with missing statements via bot (code will be created soon)
  1. Import process has been parallelized. However, this task has taken weeks due the time to take data from Top500 website, plus the maxthrottle parameter (set to the default value provided by Pywikibot), to avoid database replication lag.
  2. Bot imported up to the TOP500 ID 200.000. More executions will be performed soon.
  3. The TOP500 database contains several machines with the same name (normally the system hardware like Origin 2000 rather than a nickname like Pleiades) but different identifiers and (most of them) at different locations; those machines would have different specs. Different installments of machines with the same name should not be considered as duplicates, therefore, them will not be merged into older items; machines with unknown location or several ones under the same location are candidate for merging. This job should be done by a human; I'll create a page to coordinate the candidates for merging, once the import has been finished, to avoid doing this more than once.
  4. Silicon Graphics (Q623459) created several supercomputers; then, in 2009, it has been purchased by Rackable Systems (then renamed to Silicon Graphics International (Q17080768)); and then, in 2016, SGI has been purchased by Hewlett Packard Enterprise (Q19923099). As TOP500 database has HPE as the manufacturer for machines manufactured by SGI, those items should be corrected according to the epoch.


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This bot has been imported more than 18.000 items!
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