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Discussion in 'General Mac Discussion' started by PlaceofDis, Oct 29, 2005.
imagine the frame rates that gets in doom 3...
Interesting... Imagine coding for 131K+ processors
I knew someone would say that. But doom (or any game for that matter) isn't made with 131 thousand processors in mind... It probably wouldn't be that great...
Honestly? It's no harder than coding for 100K processors, believe it or not.
Very impressive specs. Hopefully, the new Macintel PBs will come close....
From the linked article: "It reached 280.6 teraflops - that is 280.6 trillion calculations a second. ... Each person in the world with a handheld calculator would still take decades to do the same calculations Blue Gene is now able to do every second."
Those numbers are beyond mind-boggling. What will the stunning accomplishments be in another 10 years?
exactly. the future implications of what we might be possible to do in the years to come are amazing
Doesnt this use Power PC processors??
Ah, but if I got one, all I would do is use Adium and post on MR.
//needs more RAM!
Yet with 260 Tflops of computing power, it can't still match the computing power of a mosquito's brain. We'll get there one day.
Mosquitos don't have brains, merely several neurone nodes along the length of its body.
I do agree however that even at 200+ TFlops, Blue is still incredibly dumb and can only do what it's told
Think they might consider joining the MR folding team?
Yes, PowerPC 440 @ 700MHz, running Linux, according to top500.org.
Wonder how many WU/day this thing could do for Folding@Home... (team 3446 ) (if they'd port the client, that is)
imagine that. put a bunch of embedded processors together and you get a supercomputer.
Oh man...if we could even just get 1 second of processor time from that thing we'd be set...
I just hope it doesnt think its a mosquito when it becomes self aware, and swats us with our own nukes that it knows inside and out.
I always found the whole DNA simulation thing really interesting.
I wonder how big it is though? They should have someone standing next to it in the picture.
Only 700 MHz? Clearly it's a lame computer then
Seriously, if this isn't an excellent illustration of the megahertz myth, I don't know what is.
Bets on favourite that this new Big Blue comes with a bog standard video card...
if you put enough processors together, the speed of each may not matter as much. hell, if you put a million 486-like processors together, it'd probably be much faster. the top computer has 65k processors vesus #3 with 10k processors.
According to my calculations, it would process a SETI workunit in 0.0085531005 seconds. (2,400,000,000,000 divided by 280,600,000,000,000) 2.4 trillion is what SETI says is the minimum calculations needed to process a workunit.
Now apples switches to Intel
Have you seen the PC equivilent of the new G5? summat stupid like a 10Ghz P4
i think you a 1.8ghz opteron
Quad Core 2.8Ghz Xeon, with a 2.4Ghz dual core Opteron lagging someway behind (partly because no-ones tested a quad core 2.4 Opteron on this site)
Each computer cabinet is about the size of a large refrigerator, so the whole system is pretty large.
i see. that makes your previous post rather misleading. as far as i know, there is no quad core xeon currently. you're probably talking about dual dual-core systems. in which case, i'd be surprised if a 2.4ghz dual dual-core system doesn't outpace its peers (mainly xeon and ppc970)