Discussion in 'Article Discussion' started by arcticstoat, 20 Jun 2011.
any guess on how the CPC benchmark would come out?
any idea where LulzSec operates from?!
but will it run crysis?
FYI: lets hope it wont be destroyed by a 8.2 earthquake on the richter scale
It does consume crazy amounts of power (double that of any other computer on that list except the Cray at number 3) but it has a maximum speed far higher than any others. If it and all the others run at their max output, it would be one of, if not the most power efficient of the lot.
Yeah would be quite ironic, a supercomputer studying seismology getting leveled by it's own subject.
Environmental impact? Minimal. The ratio of power draw to performance isn't any worse than any other electronic device, this just happens to be one large device with a large raw power draw. No different than the steady increase in personal computers increasing total power usage in the world.
It's also relatively cheap, a few million a year for the kind of research this thing is likely to be doing is a good deal. I wouldn't doubt it'll be "rented" out to help shoulder the cost as well.
I'm pretty sure that it isn't CLOSE to multi-threaded, it IS multi-threaded. Otherwise by home PC has one-up on it
Like many others have said it just depends on what it is used for.If it used for some oddball scheme then although the impact would be minimal it would be a tragic waste cosidering the probs they have in japen at the moment.
like with any brand new super computer, typically first use of it is determining Nuclear Fall out... so not really a good initial use for such a system ~_~ but then afterwards yes they tend to do some good things with it.
As this computer is in Japan right now I would say from their point of view its a very good inital use of such a system!
Can it clean up all that Radiation the Japanese Nuke plant spilled all over the place?
All these Supercomputers being built globally makes me start to wonder........What is The Matrix?
The many others would be wise to remember that most people aren't willing to part with millions of dollars/pounds on a whim. These are professionals operating the fastest supercomputer in the world, they have bigger issues than winning a pissing contest, issues such as appeasing the sources of their funding by producing results if they want to get any money in the future. The money and planning for this would also predate the earthquake by months if not years, they couldn't stop now even if they wanted to.
if it isn't all on one motherboard it real is less than interesting
They could have achieved 8.2 petaflops Double-Precision performance with 12320 Tesla M2090 GPUs with a power consumption of 3080-3700 KW, and probably at a lower cost too.
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