$208 Million Petascale Computer System Gets Green Light

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Shalbatana

 Well written Paul!!!

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"There's no time like the future."

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Keith E. Whisman

And it's going to use Intel Extreme Graphics for Video.

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sirphunkee

LOL @ 'mother of all folders'

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nsvander

Can I borrow that thing for a day or two so that I can run folding on it.  I would love to see my score with a couple of 1 million point days in there.

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Keith E. Whisman

You guys are all wrong. They are building this to try to get playable frame rates on Crysis on super high resolution on all Ultra High settings.

Only time will tell if it works... Only time will tell. It's money well spent if it works though.

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hogkill

just use 2 radeon 4870X2's in crossfire.

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Cabal468

I thought I saw some people carrying a really nice petaflop computer while I was driving around in ChamBana the other night.[For those of you not from Champaign, Chambana is short for Champaign and it's neighbor Urbana.  Urbana starts immediately where the UofI campus stops...Now ya know! :-D)

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musicman172001

The campus doesn't end at Urbana.....the two cities split the campus in 2.

 Anywho, as a grad student at UIUC I'm surprised I haven't heard about this from the campus itself. I'm sure they're getting funding from elsewhere besides the state but it's disappointing they can't use that much money for something a bit more useful. The University has a bunch of other things they could use that kind of money for, especially since the past two years have been a pain getting a budget approved by the state.

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pcwizmtl

Im sure they'll use this @ HAARP.

Search it

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sirphunkee

www.haarp.alaska.edu = great stuff (my dad has contributed to the project)

www.haarp.net = hilarious stuff (in a "you don't have to pay your income tax!" sorta way) 

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XiXVenomXiX

208 million dollars to find out about the sun? Was cancer cured or something because I didn't get the memo.

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PhynaeusClaw

Did the sun stop existing as the origin of 99% of Earth's energy? Can coronal mass ejections take out entire power grids and fry your precious PC?

Nope.

Yup.

QED.

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