October 27th, 2004, 04:54 PM #1
World's fastest supercomputer runs... you guessed it Linux!
Silicon Graphics with NASA today confirmed that NASA's new Intel Itanium 2 processor-based Columbia supercomputer is the most powerful computer in the world. Only days after NASA completed installation of Columbia-and using just 16 of Columbia's 20 installed systems-the new supercomputer achieved sustained performance of 42.7 trillion calculations per second (teraflops), eclipsing the performance of every supercomputer operating today......
Signaling a new era in deployable supercomputing technology, the Linux(r) OS-based Columbia system is built from the same industry standard, commercially available Altix systems that have been in widespread use throughout the world since SGI introduced Altix in January 2003. Leading automakers, consumer product manufacturers, energy companies, pharmaceutical companies, national laboratories, government agencies and research institutions have adopted the SGI Altix platform, which can scale from 4 to 512 processors in a single system.
October 27th, 2004, 04:55 PM #2
October 27th, 2004, 04:56 PM #3
I want to game on that thing!!!! lol3.2ghz HT P4
ATI 9800pro 256mb
160gb sata raid hd
October 27th, 2004, 04:56 PM #4
Haha, the word "teraflop" makes me laugh every time.
October 27th, 2004, 04:59 PM #5
Verses the most powerful chip on the PC market now, how do they compare? From a dummyPowered by area 51 Alien technology
October 27th, 2004, 04:59 PM #6Originally Posted by coolguy1986
It would actually suck, as it's designed for doing long term calculations quickly. You could program it to *play* the game though...and it would probably whoop your butt
October 27th, 2004, 05:01 PM #7
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We really need to use that machine to run constant tests on a cure for something rather than just pointless statistics whichi I am sure it will be used for.
October 27th, 2004, 08:53 PM #8
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