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Jugene, Europe's Fastest Super Computer.

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posted on Jun, 29 2009 @ 09:13 PM
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I thought my computer was pretty decent until i stumbled upon this bad boy, Jugene is Europe's fastest super computer.


* Based on IBM’s Blue Gene/P architecture.
* Computing capacity: 1 petaflop/second.
* That equals the computing power of more than 50,000 PCs.
* 294,912 processor cores.
* Processor type: 32-bit PowerPC 450 at 850 MHz.
* 144 terabytes of RAM.
* Mounted in 72 racks.
* Network bandwidth: 5.1 gigabyte/second with a 160 nanosecond latency.
* Power input: 2.2 megawatts.

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Some spec's for the rest of my nerd brethren.




**72 Racks with 32 nodecards x 32 compute nodes (total 73728)
* Compute node: 4-way SMP processor
* Processortype: 32-bit PowerPC 450 core 850 MHz
* Processors: 294912
* Overall peak performance: 1 Petaflops
* Linpack: 825.5 Teraflops
* Main memory: 2 Gbytes per node (aggregate 144 TB)
* I/O Nodes: 600
* Networks:
o Three-dimensonal torus (compute nodes)
o Global tree / Collective network (compute nodes, I/O nodes)
o 10 Gigabit ethernet / Functional network (I/O Nodes)
* Power Consumption: max. 35 kW per rack

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Lets compare that to my Intel(R) Core (TM)2 Quad CPU @ 2.40gHz sporting 4 gigs of memory (ram) with 300gig of storage, and its safe to say... i lose. (hey it gets me through)

here's a little more info.



**2 Service nodes IBM p6 550:
* Total number of processors: 8
* Processortype: Power6 4.2 GHz
* Total amount of memory: 128 GB
* Operating System: SuSE Linux Enterprise (SLES 10)

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**2 Login nodes IBM p6 550:
* Total number of processors: 8
* Processortype: Power6 4.2 GHz
* Total amount of memory: 32 GB
* Operating System: SuSE Linux Enterprise (SLES 10)

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Jugene, has the capacity to handle one trillion computing operations per second!

Getting all of that computing power (even with its large size) takes a lot of compacting, here is an image of how close together the cpu's are packed.


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For even more information on Jugene Click Here


Mods If this is on the wrong board, feel free to move it, i wasn't sure where to put it


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[edit on 6/29/2009 by Alaskan Man]




posted on Jun, 29 2009 @ 09:29 PM
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I just wanna know what in the heck they do with it!..Im sure whatever it is, its pretty cool!

You know they probably gopt some extra sick version of halo they play on that thing!



posted on Jun, 29 2009 @ 09:31 PM
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Hot damn!
That's what I have to say about this beast.
Now how about some gaming sessions on that? I'd wonder if nVidia and some other companies could get together and make a graphics card big enough for those specs.



posted on Jun, 29 2009 @ 09:34 PM
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Will it play Doom?

?????



posted on Jun, 29 2009 @ 10:43 PM
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Nope the only game that they have to play on there is Leisure Suit Larry. All that power for a virtual porn game.



posted on Jun, 30 2009 @ 06:12 AM
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Nice find!

That is some seriously powerful computing hardware, as someone said above; what on earth do they use it for?

I know super-computers are used for things like predicting weather patterns, finding oil etc but imagine what that system could do with intelligence gathering/sifting?

Reminds me of the thread I saw the other day regarding the technical capabilites of Echelon, I need to go back and re-read that thread.

Your system isn't too shabby either
I need to get myself a copy of a Linux distro, haven't used it in a while.



posted on Jun, 30 2009 @ 06:32 AM
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Nice find. And thats not the only one they have:
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posted on Jun, 30 2009 @ 07:14 AM
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that's a pretty nice computer.




posted on Jun, 30 2009 @ 07:26 AM
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wow imagine how much porn you could download with that badboy lol.....

As if someone shouldn't try and use that to hack into NASA and find the hidden UFO files !!!!



posted on Jun, 30 2009 @ 07:30 AM
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I am aware of computer so fast it handles tasks from other computers for them... its called the Transputer.... millions of chip sized computers all working together... and about the size of a regular motherboard... so what you dont know can out process you....



posted on Jun, 30 2009 @ 08:58 AM
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They are currently building the IBM "Blue Waters" Petascale Computing Facility across the street from my office here in Illinois.

The building is almost finished and I think they are going to fire it up in September.

It cost $60 million to build, but ironically this state is billions in debt. (Thanks Blago!)

I'm not sure what the University of Illinois will use it for, but I do know my income taxes are going up 67% next year and social services are being slashed in half.

I dunno... I just think $60 million for a computer that can't play 'pong' is a little rich, especially when we have a lot of hungry unemployed folks here.

I will try to get the specs.



posted on Jun, 30 2009 @ 09:02 AM
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Ugh... I guess it's now costing us $72.5 Million.

But... but... it will do one Quadrillion calculations per second.

Blue Waters


I will tell you what sucks, though. It doesn't come with a floppy drive. You would think for $72 million a brother could get a floppy drive.




Blue Waters will be based on IBM's POWER7 architecture, which is based on advanced, multicore processor technology. It will:

* Be composed of more than 200,000 processor cores.
* Be capable of optimized simultaneous multithreading.
* Be capable of vector multimedia extension with four or more floating-point operations per cycle.
* Feature multiple levels of cache (private L1 and L2 caches for each core and an L3 shared cache).
* Provide 32 or more gigabytes of memory per SMP and 2 or more gigabytes of memory per core.
* Provide SMPs of 16 or more cores.
* Support 10 or more data streams.
* Provide an integrated network interconnect with significantly reduced latency and increased bandwidth. It will be able to overlap computation with I/O and node communication through RDMA technology.


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posted on Jun, 30 2009 @ 01:04 PM
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Originally posted by emsed1
They are currently building the IBM "Blue Waters" Petascale Computing Facility across the street from my office here in Illinois.

The building is almost finished and I think they are going to fire it up in September.

It cost $60 million to build, but ironically this state is billions in debt. (Thanks Blago!)

I'm not sure what the University of Illinois will use it for, but I do know my income taxes are going up 67% next year and social services are being slashed in half.

I dunno... I just think $60 million for a computer that can't play 'pong' is a little rich, especially when we have a lot of hungry unemployed folks here.

I will try to get the specs.


damn, that's one spendy system, i thought the 650bucks i dropped on mine was a little steep


there going up to 67%? or there going up another 67%? and what lead you to believe that? u2u me if ya want, i am quite curious.



posted on Jun, 30 2009 @ 01:10 PM
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The governor of IL asked for a 50% income tax increase (sorry should have said State Income Tax) but the Legislature gave him 67%. The budget isn't passed yet.

Having grown up in TX (which still has NO STATE INCOME TAX and NO DEFICIT) it still amazes me how these clowns here operate.

Texas has $475 million laying around in a higher education fund that they will use next year to create five more Tier 1 research universities. Cost to taxpayers = zilch.

I am sure there is probably a need for one quadrillion calculations per second but I bet Unreal Tournament 2004 frame rate still sucks on it.

I think it would be hilarious to put a TRS-80 terminal in the lobby of the building with "Please take a number to access the Blue Waters Petascale Computer", but I don't think they share my sense of humor.



posted on Jun, 30 2009 @ 04:56 PM
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Hmm may just be powerful enough to run a slim version of Windows 8
All that bloatware needs something to feed on.
Seriously though imagin programming software for that system! I'm guessing there is no limit to the threads you could start in a task and how many tasks could run in a program. Programs could really take advantage of that by starting up internal threads at will for serious processing like stuff needed for AI and crazy math algorithms oh and recursive calculations.
Mmmm hook me in a terminal I wana play



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