[Beowulf] Cray to build huge, grunting 20-petaflop 'Titan' for US gov labs

ariel sabiguero yawelak asabigue at fing.edu.uy
Mon Mar 21 09:12:55 PDT 2011


So cool thinking about 100-250 petaflops, which is only 1 order of 
magnitude away from the first exaflop machine. It is interesting, on the 
other hand, the article recently published by IEEE Spectrum named 
"Next-Generation Supercomputers", which states that:/
/

    /"....The practical exaflops-class supercomputer DARPA was hoping
    for just wasn't going to be attainable by 2015. In fact, it might
    not be possible anytime in the foreseeable future....."
    /
    /http://spectrum.ieee.org/computing/hardware/nextgeneration-supercomputers/


There are some differences between different classes of exaflop 
supercomputers, but P. Kogge managed to convice me that "it might not be 
possible <..> in the <..> future".

Pretty interesting divergence.....

regards
ariel

El 21/03/11 12:33, Hearns, John escribió:
> http://www.theregister.co.uk/2011/03/21/ornl_cray_titan_super/
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> Looking at the final slide, guess we'd better start investing in
> circular machine rooms.
> (Actually..... I already work in a circular building.... Hmmm.....)
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