SGI Makes Molecule Supercomputer From Intel Atoms

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kschoche

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Isnt the atom a 32bit processor?
Whats the point if you can do the same thing with slower(clockspeed) ppc chips that are 64bit and probably have better FP units, unless you want to run windows on this... You did say supercomputer.
 
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pretty neat... can't wait until massively parallel computers are the way of the future... then when one needs more performance... just add a couple hundred processors :D
 

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SO, there's 90 modules totaling 10.000 cores. About 1110 cores/module or 555 processors per module. That is impressing.

If you read the Wired source, thy say "While the computer sounds like a powerhouse, it isn't real." No mention about it in the article, why?

This is not a supercomputer, it's just a supercomputer concept.
Get real, please!
 
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