Petaflops and 32,000 processors...

Discussion in 'Apple, Inc and Tech Industry' started by AlBDamned, Sep 7, 2006.

  1. AlBDamned macrumors 68030

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    Check this out. IBM's new supercomputer, to be built from "off the shelf" parts tp the US government can simulate the condition of its nuclear arsenal.

    It'll wipe the floor with current supercomputer, BlueGene and will be capable of petaflop processing and have 16,000 standard processors, working alongside 16,000 cell (PS3) processors.

    Crazy sh*t.
     
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    i'd rather have them chips in PS3's for europe
     
  4. AlBDamned thread starter macrumors 68030

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    I know what you're saying. March 07 is still a fair while away. These two announcement are quite close. I guess the US government's business takes priority over Europe...
     
  5. JRM PowerPod macrumors 6502

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    It may be, we don't know the specs yet
     
  6. Mac Rules macrumors 6502

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    They don't need a supercomputer, we need those for PS3's, and some bloody blue lights for the Blu-ray drives! Grrr sony!!!
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    Cheers
     
  7. Coheebuzz macrumors 6502

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    So to get this straight, they are wasting all this processing power that could benefit mankind in many many ways, just to make sure that it's ok to fire nukes in the atmosphere? Nice :rolleyes:.

    The funny thing is that we'll find a way to blast the planet to pieces, before finding a way to get the hell out of here... go humans!
     
  8. AlBDamned thread starter macrumors 68030

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    Looks like there'll be enough for the US though ;)

    Crunchgear
     
  9. slooksterPSV macrumors 68030

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    Ok, one chip can do 256 billion calculations per second, how fast is that in MHz or GHz?
     
  10. dpaanlka macrumors 601

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    I don't think that can be translated directly.
     
  11. jasterm macrumors newbie

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    1Hz, you know... per second

    but seriously it depends how many calculation it can do in one cycle, or how many cycles it takes to do one calculation. Then you could figure out the speed.
     
  12. AlBDamned thread starter macrumors 68030

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    The article says this with regard to calculation and speed - it looks pretty mindblowing:

     

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