posted on Jul, 10 2007 @ 09:10 AM
Originally posted by DisabledVet
IBM's only does 400 Gigaflops....read the story
Sorry - going by what you posted in your second post where you said petaflops.
At any rate, the Nvidia box isn't for general computation either.
If you're just going for a floating point vector or array processor like the Nvidia, you can put one together off the shelf either using ClearSpeed
boards or Mercury cell boards.
A lot of sonar and specialty radar analysis requires teraflops of processor power, also NSA buys vector processors for voice analysis type stuff, and
DOE for simulations. There are and have been companies that build this sort of stuff for them way before Nvidia.
We did a co-design with another company on a holographic computational engine for a major aerospace company back about 10 years ago, it could do right
at 10TF of computation, but it's not quite the same with an electro-optical computational rig as with a general purpose array processor.