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K computer
Fujitsu Limited ^ | November 2, 2011 | Public and Investor Relations Division

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 ...


TOPICS: Business/Economy; Chit/Chat; Computers/Internet; Science
KEYWORDS: 10petaflops; computer; supercomputer
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/K_computer

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/TOP500

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.

1 posted on 11/15/2011 8:08:37 AM PST by mamelukesabre
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To: mamelukesabre

Impressive.

But the real question is:

Will is still play Quake 3??

:0)


2 posted on 11/15/2011 8:12:11 AM PST by Bigh4u2 (Denial is the first requirement to be a liberal)
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To: mamelukesabre
Where can I place my order?

Maybe this rig I can finally play Call of Duty: MW3 and Elder Scrolls: Skyrim with a minimum of lag and low frame rates...

3 posted on 11/15/2011 8:14:22 AM PST by apillar
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To: Bigh4u2

Beat me to it. I just want a computer that will play my old games.


4 posted on 11/15/2011 8:18:07 AM PST by bgill (The Obama administration is staging a coup. Wake up, America, before it's too late.)
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To: mamelukesabre

But will it run Android?........................


5 posted on 11/15/2011 8:20:56 AM PST by Red Badger (Obama's number one economics advisor must be a Magic Eight Ball.................)
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To: mamelukesabre

Optional cupholder?


6 posted on 11/15/2011 8:23:40 AM PST by taxcutisapayraise (Making Statism Unpopular)
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To: mamelukesabre; rdb3; Calvinist_Dark_Lord; GodGunsandGuts; CyberCowboy777; Salo; Bobsat; JosephW; ...

7 posted on 11/15/2011 8:24:35 AM PST by ShadowAce (Linux -- The Ultimate Windows Service Pack)
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To: mamelukesabre
I'd be willing to bet that the K Computer won't take 750 million years to compute the answer to a simple question.

Although, it would probably arrive at the same answer. 42.

8 posted on 11/15/2011 8:26:21 AM PST by Bloody Sam Roberts (Attacking Wall Street because you're jobless is like burning down Whole Foods because you're hungry.)
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To: bgill

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)


9 posted on 11/15/2011 8:28:43 AM PST by Mr. K (Physically unable to proofreed <--- oops, see?)
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To: mamelukesabre

I read where it takes 9.9 megawatts to run it.


10 posted on 11/15/2011 8:29:14 AM PST by DManA
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To: Bigh4u2

....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.


11 posted on 11/15/2011 8:30:33 AM PST by Recon Dad ("The most important rule in a gunfight is: Always win and cheat if necessary.")
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To: mamelukesabre

From Scientific American

K computer:

Memory: 30 quadrillion bytes
Speed: 8.2 billion megaflops

Human being:
Memory: 3.5 quadrillion bytes
Speed: 2.2 billion megaflops.


12 posted on 11/15/2011 8:31:10 AM PST by DManA
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To: mamelukesabre

13 posted on 11/15/2011 8:32:38 AM PST by montyspython (This thread needs more cowbell)
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To: DManA

Liberal:
Memory: 8k
Speed: flatline


14 posted on 11/15/2011 8:33:57 AM PST by montyspython (This thread needs more cowbell)
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To: mamelukesabre

From the headline I thought Chrysler was introducing a new computer line.


15 posted on 11/15/2011 8:37:20 AM PST by Ramius (personally, I give us... one chance in three. More tea?)
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To: ShadowAce

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.


16 posted on 11/15/2011 8:51:34 AM PST by mamelukesabre
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Stop Goofing Off And Donate


Click The Pic

17 posted on 11/15/2011 9:37:15 AM PST by DJ MacWoW (America! The wolves are here! What will you do?)
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To: mamelukesabre
You can start here.... iSuppli....but it really depends on what you consider wafers are used for, big box machines and/or phone and tablet chips.
18 posted on 11/15/2011 10:04:20 AM PST by Razzz42
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To: Razzz42

Thanks.

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.


19 posted on 11/15/2011 10:25:45 AM PST by mamelukesabre
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To: mamelukesabre
Any relation to the K Car?


20 posted on 11/15/2011 10:26:49 AM PST by GreenLanternCorps ("Barack Obama" is Swahili for "Jimmy Carter".)
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To: GreenLanternCorps
Any relation to the K Car?

I had a K car in college. Not something to cruise for babes in but it lasted for 150k miles before I gave it to my brother who put another 80k on it before the incident with the dump truck in PA

21 posted on 11/15/2011 10:31:54 AM PST by Cowman (How can the IRS seize property without a warrant if the 4th amendment still stands?)
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To: Razzz42

Your link indicates dollars of sales but it doesn’t say what of. I assume those sales are of finished CPUs, RAM, ROM, ePROM, GPUs, microcontrollers of all kinds, and photovoltaics, and other...plus equipment sold for fabrication of silicon based circuits at every step of the way. I would guess the german company on that list is heavy on the sales of machines for the fabrication of wafers and whatever optics are used. Germans tend to excel in such industries.


22 posted on 11/15/2011 10:33:58 AM PST by mamelukesabre
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To: mamelukesabre

Japan’s recent disaster affected 10% of the world’s total chip production, so I read.

I’m just glad to see the chip manufacturing is spread out all over the world and can withstand temporary supply interruptions on a regional basis.

Taiwan produces a hell of a lot of chips alone and then there are foundries like TSMC, that only produce chips using other company’s specifications. These foundries are the world leaders in modern equipment in confirming process and die shrinks on a massive production scale.

If searching iSuppi fails to give you what you are looking for, at least on a free basis, then try looking at stock quote information where major companies like to brag about their output using comparisons against their competitors.


23 posted on 11/15/2011 12:57:26 PM PST by Razzz42
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To: Razzz42

LOOK WHAT I FOUND

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_semiconductor_fabrication_plants

Do you know if ingots are produced in the same plant that etches the chips on the wafers?


24 posted on 11/22/2011 4:38:22 PM PST by mamelukesabre
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To: mamelukesabre

You are really getting into a complex industry.

I believe that chart you found on Wiki is incomplete and asks for additional and updated information. Besides it doesn’t jibe with overall world production output noted or linked to in some of the other posts on this thread.

Remember what your definition of a chip is which might include every piece of silicone made for all electronics (memory-logic-controller chips etc.) besides just CPUs.

Here’s a starter link for wafers etc. http://www.virginiasemi.com/

Fab 8 is being completed in New York and will be the largest and most advanced chip producer in the world when it begins operation next year (2012). At least for the time being.

You might drop http://www.theregister.co.uk/ a question about what you are looking for or search their past articles, they like to keep track of the chip industry.


25 posted on 11/22/2011 6:53:02 PM PST by Razzz42
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To: Razzz42

Remember what your definition of a chip is which might include every piece of silicone made for all electronics (memory-logic-controller chips etc.) besides just CPUs.
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...and LEDs, flat panel monitors/TVs, and photovoltaics.


26 posted on 11/22/2011 8:01:19 PM PST by mamelukesabre
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To: mamelukesabre

You name it and we probably couldn’t live without it or back to the caveman days.


27 posted on 11/22/2011 8:06:10 PM PST by Razzz42
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