World's Most Powerful Supercomputer Gets Even More Powerful, Breaks 10 Petaflop Barrier

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d3v

I wonder what the electricity bill is?

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msapartners

The article incorrectly states that Toshiba developed the K computer with RIKEN. It was actually Fujitsu that developed the system together with RIKEN, not Toshiba. Toshiba has played no role in the development.

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Ruhetag

Can it calculate how to save the €urozone from the lazy GR€€KS?

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Ruhetag

Can it calculate how to save the €urozone from the lazy GR€€KS?

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dashize

LMAO Arch was just getting to post the same thing .. what are the plans for this behemoth, weather patterns traffic patterns,medical?????

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Brad Chacos

Looks like pretty heady stuff, including earthquake prediction (it is in Japan). From the press release:

 

  • Analyzing the behavior of nanomaterials through simulations and contributing to the early development of such next-generation semiconductor materials, particularly nanowires and carbon nanotubes, that are expected to lead to future fast-response, low-power devices.
  • Predicting which compounds, from among a massive number of drug candidate molecules, will prevent illnesses by binding with active regions on the proteins that cause illnesses, as a way to reduce drug development times and costs (pharmaceutical applications).
  • Simulating the actions of atoms and electrons in dye-sensitized solar cells to contribute to the development of solar cells with higher energy-conversion efficiency.
  • Simulating seismic wave propagation, strong motion, and tsunamis to predict the effects they will have on human-made structures; predicting the extent of earthquake-impact zones for disaster prevention purposes; and contributing to the design of quake-resistant structures.
  • Conducting high-resolution (400-m) simulations of atmospheric circulation models to provide detailed predictions of weather phenomena that elucidate localized effects, such as cloudbursts.
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std error

Cool, must be nice to be scientist with this baby in your toolbox.

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arch20002013

But, can it play crysis?  Had to ask :). Seriously though, that could do some major work for MaximumPC Folding At Home. Not sure they will do that though, but we can wish

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