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Posted on 11/15/2011 8:08:36 AM PST by mamelukesabre
Tokyo, November 2, 2011 RIKEN and Fujitsu today announced that the "K computer(1)," which is a supercomputer currently under their joint development, has achieved a LINPACK(2) benchmark performance of 10.51 petaflops (10.51 quadrillion floating point operations per second).
The supercomputer system used for these tests is in its final configuration of 864 racks, comprising a total of 88,128 interconnected CPUs. With an execution efficiency of 93.2%, this system further exceeds its first place winning performance on the 37th TOP500 list(3) international ranking of supercomputers published in June 2011, where it scored 93.0%.
Although development is still underway to adjust the system software, the K computer achieved the goal of a LINPACK score of 10 petaflops, a performance target set as a national core technology as part of Japan's 3rd Science and Technology Basic Plan.
(Excerpt) Read more at fujitsu.com ...
Notice that USA's biggest super computer (the cray jaguar) is now only at number 3 in the world in terms of computing power. However, of the top 500 supercomputers in the world, 255 of them are in the USA.
But the real question is:
Will is still play Quake 3??
Maybe this rig I can finally play Call of Duty: MW3 and Elder Scrolls: Skyrim with a minimum of lag and low frame rates...
Beat me to it. I just want a computer that will play my old games.
But will it run Android?........................
Although, it would probably arrive at the same answer. 42.
Me too- I am tempted to take one of my old one (from 2 or 3 years ago) and reformat it to run DOS
It would be cool to see some of my old games running at screaming speed ( F-15 Retailiator was FUN)
I read where it takes 9.9 megawatts to run it.
....what colors will it come in?
I like to download movies..I’m thinking one of these bad boys hooked up to a bitchin high speed line I could download all movies ever made in under an hour...I won’t be downloading Godfather 3 or Water World though.
From Scientific American
Memory: 30 quadrillion bytes
Speed: 8.2 billion megaflops
Memory: 3.5 quadrillion bytes
Speed: 2.2 billion megaflops.
From the headline I thought Chrysler was introducing a new computer line.
Anybody know where I could look up silicon wafer production stats by country? There can’t be too many places in the world that produce wafers.
I don’t care what its used for. I was just curious how many wafers were produced(for all electronics) and where they were produced. I suppose it would be easier to measure it in pounds of monocrystaline silicon cylindrical ingot produced per annum of...say the top ten nations. I have a hunch over 50% of it is produced in north america and at least 25% produced in japan...but I could be wrong.
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