News NASA Hacks Its Supercomputing Way Through Intel, AMD Parts

Johnpombrio

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Is there a home for elderly supercomputers? I went to an old customer of mine that had purchased a "massive" 10MB hard drive system the cost of a car and the size of a dishwasher when I first started with HP test and measurement. 15 years later, I was walking around in the parking lot and saw a bunch of surplus equipment in the field behind the facility. Sitting there was the rusted remains of that "oh so expensive and powerful hard drive" in the tall grass. I worked for several years to maintain that drive to keep running. End of an era for me to see that.
 

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308.000 Zen 2 cores sounds so insane, the scale of it just doesn't register in my brain. I kept thinking that if 6 of those cores inside my PC are enough to do anything I ever wanted, from putting bread on the table all the way to the occasional entertainment, what would 308K of those cores can do.
 

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Adding AMD chops to Intel's kicks in a modular approach to supercomputing, NASA's Aitken takes up a single acre of land and will unlock frontiers of data processing for the budding space agency.

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I still have a 10 meg IBM full height RLL (MFM) hard drive. Originally in 1984 $945.00 USD. I saw one listed recently on the web for $3500.00. Hahahaha. The oldster serves no practical purpose unless you are building a DOS box. Plus maybe a 16 color 640x200 CGA graphics card.
Great gaming rig. :)
Edit: Selecting the correct interrupt setup was paramount! Interrupts? What's that daddy?
 
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