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News European supercomputer breaks 1PFLOP barrier

Discussion in 'Article Discussion' started by Lizard, 10 Nov 2010.

  1. Lizard

    Lizard @ Scan R&D

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  2. lacuna

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    Do the French military really need a supercomputer? Waving a white flag isn't all that complicated really...
     
  3. REMF

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    "or just disappointed to see that it's the military that will be playing with this particular toy?"

    why would i be disappointed by the military using it?
     
  4. Tangster

    Tangster Butt-kicking for goodness!

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    Maybe they're raytracing it in real time?
     
  5. Timmy_the_tortoise

    Timmy_the_tortoise International Man of Awesome

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    I think perhaps they just want to play Crysis at a decent frame rate.
     
  6. V3ctor

    V3ctor Tech addict...

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    They're researching for a new way to make croissants...
     
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    They're clearly researching the best way to retreat, quickest, fastest. That or working out how to make their president grow by 6 inches.
     
  8. Teelzebub

    Teelzebub Up yours GOD,Whats best served cold

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    :lol::lol::lol: +Rep
     
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    lol CUDA = the hottest super computer of all time.
     
  11. paisa666

    paisa666 I WILL END YOU!!!

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    +Rep for you my friend... that was hilarious!!
     
  12. borandi

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    /facepalm

    Come back when you understand.
     
  13. Farting Bob

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    If this is just using server CPU's for its mega number crunching compared to the Chinese (and a few others being built) using GPU's then i expect this to be far more flexible in letting the scientists use it for whatever they want, GPU's tend to only like crunching certain kinds of problems and suck at others. Fortunately for them the linpack benchmarks likes GPU's so they get to sit on top for a while.
     
  14. benjjamin

    benjjamin needs MORE POWER!

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    That made me giggle too.
     
  15. Fizzban

    Fizzban Man of Many Typos

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    LooL. You clearly win the thread. :D
     
  16. Andre_B

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    Classic!
     
  17. vampalan

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    So does it play Crysis? :D
     
  18. Zephyr

    Zephyr Go V-Boy, Go!

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    I wasn't going to comment but I can't help myself...

    Are silly France-surrender jokes the best you can manage here? Jokes that are told every single time an article concerning France is produced fill the majority of the thread. The computer will primarily be used by the Energy Commission, and I don't really care which country/company develops the technologies for alternative energy sources.

    Oh and lulz france white flag amirite
     
  19. Fizzban

    Fizzban Man of Many Typos

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    Sorry. Warring with a nation multiple times over the centurys and having one war last over a 100 years, kinda instils a little..jesting. Americans may not like France much, but they don't have half the reason us UK folks do. And it's all mutual..don't worry.
     
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    Racism in the United Kingdom

    :nono:
     
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