Fujitsu Ships Parts for the Fastest Supercomputer

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scook9

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[citation][nom]eklipz330[/nom]what would they need all that computing power for?[/citation]
Things like discovering how the universe works and curing cancer

Both of which I am ok with
 

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[citation][nom]Tamz_msc[/nom]How much power will it consume?[/citation]

I am waiting for the first Ass to say "Not more than a GTX 480!"....
 

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What a monster. That is over 5x faster than the jaguar. Amazing!
The Jaguar only beat the IBM roadrunner by .71 petaflop's and that was only after a CPU upgrade.
 

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[citation][nom]eklipz330[/nom]what would they need all that computing power for?[/citation]

Figuring out how they will pay for all that power draw?
 

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[citation][nom]djackson_dba[/nom]Figuring out how they will pay for all that power draw?[/citation]

Or maybe trying to figure out how they'll pay for the Fujitsu K? ;-)
 

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and it's simply called "K". they don't waste time on such trivial task as coming up with a sophisticated name. that's Japanese efficiency.
 

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[citation][nom]cookoy[/nom]and it's simply called "K". they don't waste time on such trivial task as coming up with a sophisticated name. that's Japanese efficiency.[/citation]

This might be true, except every conversation about it is going to have to include:

"It doesn't have as much power as K. K? You don't know K? You know, the terribly named non-descriptive title of the Japanese supercomputer."

Very efficient.
 
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these arent Intel or even AMD chips, they SPARCs which are designed to be good at number crunching, architecturally not too dissimilar to the way GPGPU works in fact
 

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[citation][nom]eklipz330[/nom]what would they need all that computing power for?[/citation]
For calculating the ultimate answer to life the universe and everything
 
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just PetaFlops doesnt mean anything performance wise.
You do know a petaflop is a quadrillion computations per second. That's some pretty beefy performance if you ask me.
 

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[citation][nom]thebigt42[/nom]For calculating the ultimate answer to life the universe and everything[/citation]

Easy, that's 42. Can I have all the money spent on this project?
 

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[citation][nom]zenebot[/nom]Easy, that's 42. Can I have all the money spent on this project?[/citation]
Maybe they are trying to find the ultimate question to which the answer is '42'
 

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[citation][nom]decrypted[/nom]Supercomputer for 2012... Desktop by 2016... Phone by 2020.Imagine the folding on that one.[/citation]

It might take a little longer than 10 years to have 10 petaflops in a cellphone.
 
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