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Do you really need a table?

  1. Would this information be more clear if presented as a list?
  2. How many dimensions (rows and columns) are really needed?
  3. Would a paragraph be more clear?

How complicated is the data you want to show?

The output of a datebase join operation is probably better displayed as two seperate tables.

Example: Cori configuration

Category Quantity Description
HSW Cabinets 14 Each cabinet has 3 chassis, each chassis has 16 blades, each blade has 4 nodes
HSW Nodes 2388 Each node has X, Y, Z, Q, V, Q
KNL Nodes 9668 Each node has X, Y, Z, A, B, C
DVS Nodes 32
Lustre Router Nodes 130
RSIP Nodes 10

This table could be much more clear as multiple tables.

Node types

Type Quantity
KNL 9668
HSW 2388
Login 12
MOM None
Share root 16
Lustre Router 130
DVS Server 32
RSIP 10

System Overview

Feature Description
Aries Dragonfly Interconnect 46 TB/s global bisection bandwidth
HSW Cabinets 14
KNL Cabinets 54
HSW Peak Flops 2.29 PFlops
KNL Peak Flops 29.1 PFlops
HSW Agg. memory 203 TB
KNL Agg. memory 1PB
Scratch storage Cray Sonexion 2000 Lustre: 30 PB, >700 GB/s
Burst Buffer 288 Cray DataWarp nodes: 1.9PB, >1.7 TB/s, 28M IOP/s

HSW node architecutre

Feature Quantiy Description
sockets 2
cores 32 16 per socket
threads 64 2 hyperthreads per core
DRAM 128 GB four 16 GB
L3 80 MB 40 MB per socket
L2 8.192 MB 256 KB per core
L1 2.048 MB 64 KB per core (32 KB iCache, 32 KB data)

How do make your your tables look nice in plain text?

Try an online formatter to cleanup when you have finished entering the content.

Inline HTML

Inline HTML is supported, but should be used sparingly as it harms the plaintext legibility of the document.

Name Telephone
Bill Gates 55577854 55577855
Monthly savings
Month Savings
January $100
February $50

Line break in a table

Category Quantity Description
HSW Cabinets 14 Each cabinet has 3 chassis,
each chassis has 16 blades,
each blade has 4 nodes
HSW Nodes 2388 Each node has X, Y, Z, Q, V, Q
KNL Nodes 9668 Each node has X, Y, Z, A, B, C
DVS Nodes 32
Lustre Router Nodes 130
RSIP Nodes 10