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Supercomputer breaks speed record

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posted on Nov, 5 2004 @ 11:41 AM
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The US is poised to push Japan off the top of the supercomputing chart with IBM's prototype Blue Gene/L machine.





It is being assembled for the Lawrence Livermore National Laboratories, a US Department of Energy lab (DOE).

DOE test results show that Blue Gene/L has managed speeds of 70.72 teraflops. The current top machine, Japan's NEC Earth Simulator, clocks up 35.86.

Due next week, the Top 500 list officially charts the fastest computers in the world.

It is announced every six months and is worked out using an officially recognised mathematical speed test called Linpack which measures calculations per second.

The speeds will most likely make it the fastest computer system on the planet, yet the chip technology powering the machine is the kind which can be found in familiar devices like games consoles.



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posted on Nov, 6 2004 @ 01:21 AM
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What exactly are these super computers being used for? I know one from Japan was being used for some type of Mapping Earth or the weather. It's been so long ago I can't even remember.

Are they just working to see how big they can get them and sell them to places such as NORAD and Langley? Or using prototypes to create them and better their products?



posted on Nov, 7 2004 @ 04:54 AM
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"But it remains to be seen just how stable the system will be once completed. Among its ultimate tasks, the completed version of BlueGene/L will be used to carry out complex simulations designed to assess the condition of ageing nuclear weapons."

ah there you are, Ive opened a thread about this , but closed yet...

old link: www.abovetopsecret.com...

we can talk about this here! :-)

greetings



posted on Nov, 7 2004 @ 05:05 AM
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tee hee wasnt this thread just closed?




posted on Nov, 7 2004 @ 05:10 AM
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no this not, but the thread i am opened, because THIS one exist before I openend the thread !? (closed by banshee) or what do you mean?



posted on Nov, 7 2004 @ 05:17 AM
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Wow. I can barely turn my computer on.



Deep



posted on Nov, 7 2004 @ 05:29 AM
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Originally posted by dacruz
no this not, but the thread i am opened, because THIS one exist before I openend the thread !? (closed by banshee) or what do you mean?


im confused now...


its late g' night people..




posted on Nov, 8 2004 @ 01:10 PM
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Now look at that! now you can buy him!

"IBM today announced that Blue Gene is officially going on sale with a starting price of $1.5 million. "

source: www.enterpriseitplanet.com...

We, all save some money than lump together
..and buy this machine! imagine: ATS/BTS: supportet by Blue Gene IBM



posted on Nov, 8 2004 @ 05:24 PM
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No matter what, computers aren't capable of parallel processing, only the humans brain are.

P.S: How much do one of those cost? I am thinking of buying it with my allowances.


Surf



posted on Nov, 8 2004 @ 05:27 PM
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I wonder which OS it would come with? I cant see it being windows!



posted on Nov, 11 2004 @ 02:33 AM
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well, it's an IBM Machine. i don't think it's going to run on Unix or Linux.

and one more thing, parallel processing is possibile. correct me if im wrong.


[edit on 11-11-2004 by darktone]


IBM

posted on Nov, 11 2004 @ 03:22 AM
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hey did someone steal my computer?



posted on Nov, 11 2004 @ 11:06 AM
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Originally posted by darktone
well, it's an IBM Machine. i don't think it's going to run on Unix or Linux.

and one more thing, parallel processing is possibile. correct me if im wrong.


[edit on 11-11-2004 by darktone]



yes, parallel processing is available since Windows2000, but I think in this machine are more than two CPUs in it


The OS must be a "extra" developed software..dont know what..any ideas, dudes?



posted on Nov, 12 2004 @ 02:03 PM
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well, it's an IBM Machine. i don't think it's going to run on Unix or Linux.


I dont see why not, i mean Linux and Unix seem to be far more compatible with IMB servers and laptops than any other manufacturer not to mention IBM are pumping a lot of money into this court battle against SCO who in turn are being supported by M$.

Personally there is no chance in hell that id install an M$ operating system on a machine that expensive.



posted on Nov, 12 2004 @ 02:33 PM
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for an operating system. Since the 390 kernel is by far the most stable on the planet as well as the 390 scales better than any other platform on the planet I would imagine that it runs Z/Os. Now I am a retired IBM'er so that's my guess.



posted on Nov, 12 2004 @ 02:53 PM
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People, Google is your friend.

It's a version of Linux, where the master node runs Linux and the slave nodes run a simplified kernel.



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