Discussion in 'Article Discussion' started by arcticstoat, 20 Jun 2011.
Light bulps = lol
Having a deeply red neck area = lol
But can it run Crysis?
9,000 is 9000 anywhere you go!
This thing draws nearly 10 million watts.
No one said it yet then?
Nope, the decimal point sign is a comma in most of Europe and the thousand seperater is a period (full stop).
Personally, I loved the idea of a room full of supercomputers being fed by a tiny wrack of 10 little PSUs.
825 times faster than zz9pzza's folding setup.
Wow I fail, I meant bulbs, I'm tired dammit!
Well, they say every day is a school day. It seems this one is for me!
I am afraid to inform you that Crysis will only run on x86 or POWERPC systems, and as such cannot be played on your SPARC64 computer. It does, however, include both Minesweeper and Solitaire.
I would love to see that hooked up to f@h, would blow pretty much every team out of the water
My sentiments exactly. For a country currently in chaos because of natural disasters, I can probably imagine a whole bunch of Japanese with no homes wondering why £6.2 million a year isn't finding its way to them instead of powering an ego race against China.
" K also looks set to break more records in the coming months"
Biggest waste of money ever?
£6.2m/yr is peanuts to run in comparison to Trident or Aircraft Carriers coming in at 50bil a pop.
Oh, and F@H is completely useless, just fyi. Especially compared to the good some other distributed computing projects out there. If you've actually taken a biochem course/degree/doctorate, it's a nice idea but a waste of time and power atm.
What one is better?
Just being curious....
1: But will it run Crysis?
2: It's over 9000!
Now on a more serious level: Isn't this a country that currently has rolling blackouts due to lack of power generating capacity??
Knowing the Japanese, they already have 2 backup nukes in place somewhere, and are busy building a third one. I wouldn't worry about them
And as for K's use - it could be used in seismology, to calculate very complex models of the crust - mantle interaction, to further help in predicting upcoming quakes (not Carmack's, though) and minimizing damage they could/would do.
SPARC is the closest you can get to multi-threading without a GPU. I think the T3 has a total of 64 threads in just 1 CPU core, which is pretty ridiculous.
What I don't get is I thought nvidia's CUDA supercomputer was the 2nd fastest, not that chinese one.
The maximum speed of it exceeds the chinese one, but the average speed doesn't exceed the average of the chinese.
Check out the Top500 site with Rmax and Rpeak. I used average for max here and max for peak.
50 Billion a pop?
The Nimitz class Super carrier (the largest capital ship of any Navy) has an estimated cost of 4.5 Billion USD per ship (Source).
Of course total R & D & ship construction (there are currently 10 operating) probably exceeded 50 Billion USD.
I like how you compare an inaccurate one off delivery cost of one thing to the operating cost of another though. For what it's worth the Nimitz class will cost alot more than £6.2m a year in operating costs but given the complexities involved that is a given.
I can only hope that a super computer such as this is being put to use studying and analysis seismic activity in and around Japan, hopefully preventing such a tragic loss of life if such a devastating earth quake were to happen again.
I would like to farm bitcoins on that one!
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