Cray Takes Back Supercomputer Crown

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RtDK

Just think ... in ten years, all that computing power will fit inside your personal tower.

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JoetheMobster

wonder how it folds?

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Belboz99

Article should read either:

 1,759 teraflops

or

1.759 petaflops

 or in the case of the EU, most countries would use:

 1,759 petaflops due to the frequent reversal of the , and . characters and thier uses over there.  Was over in Gemany, a few years back, took quite a while to get used to seeing beer in glasses with sizes like "0,5 L" for one half liter.

 

Dan O.

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emperor3d

I'd love to see what it looks like in that housing rig. I'd also find it particularly interesting to know what the temperature requirements/ventilation are for something like that.

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kiaghi7

All that power and it still can't run Crysis worth a crap :D

 

Just goes to show, it's not the machine but the code you put in... Garbage in garbage out!

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nekollx

 well blame the lack of GPU for that..though the china one....

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zodi

Hate to see there electricity bill!  Mind you one of those in your basement would keep you toasty warm through the winter.

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spjcr

"is now capable of 1,759 petaflops per second"

 i think you meant to say teraflops here? or 1.759

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emperor3d

But can it run Crysis?

 

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aldude505

How did I know that somewhere in this article this question would be asked??? Haha kinda makes me proud to be a Maximum PC fan!

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emperor3d

I just had to do it :(

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alanmc76

 Ever seen WarGames?   ;)

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ar09

wow this is so cool

can they actually do anything useful besides playing chess or running benchmarks?

completely waste of money!

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Techrocket9

They use them for mega projects like analysing the atmosphere.

 

 

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dag1992

I still think it's amazing how complex weather patterns are and can become for them to need so much power, and the weathermen are still wrong haha.

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alanmc76

 Do a search on Los Alamos and Oak Ridge, that should give you a pretty good idea of what they are doing with all those flops.  I can say with some inside knowledge they are not running benchmarks...wink, wink.

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austin43

looks pretty amazing.

 

And Paul, saying flops per second is a bit redundant.  flops = floating point operations per second.

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nforce

i wonder what the NSA has?

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Arrowdodger

The ability to go toe to toe with all of Europe?

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nforce

i wonder what the NSA has?

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win7fanboi

no comments... no one cares... unstick the post

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nekollx

 of couse because CLEARLY you know what interests everyone, and anything that does not interest you is useless.

Also nothing is "stickied" it will push down when there is a new article

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win7fanboi

since that is the only thing you have to say on the topic I say you prove my point...

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nekollx

 *points up thread*

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LVmonkey

For a while now there has been a major debate for how to best do huge projects like trying to better understand how to predict traffic (and how it would change if you build a street in a majorly busy area...before laying down the green), for example.

There was a time that all thought the supercomputer/mainframe was dead... to the point that IBM renamed their newest at the time to T-Rex (i believe it was still in the big blue product line). The mainframe killer was thought to be the server-farm. It's now looking like there is a shift back. maybe because of the cloud mentality.

Just because you can't figure out what to do with that kind of computing power doesn't mean the rest of us enthusiasts don't drool at that kind of power.

p.s. --obligatory: 'will it play crisis?'

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win7fanboi

i care if there is any thing significant to report on the supercomputers front... an exponential change in the processing capacity, etc, etc... not some increment that gives bragging rights to a particualar supercomputer... I am interested in what they are used for but not when they last vaccumed the boxes...

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