[Beowulf] Exascale by the end of the year?
prentice.bisbal at rutgers.edu
Tue Mar 4 18:04:00 PST 2014
I find this whole thing dubious as well, but there is a LOT of money
being made by high-frequency traders. Enough that a $50 billion
expenditure could probably be made back in a few years. I don't know any
exact numbers that these HFTers are bringing in (many of them are super
secretive), but it's definitely billions in profit per year. As someone
who lives and works in the NYC metro area, I've seen how much money some
of these big investment banks have, and the HFTs are bringing in money
faster than anyone else right now, so $50 billion isn't outside the
realm of possibility. If anyone can do this that's not a government, I
would expect it to be someone in the HFT world.
On 02/28/2014 02:22 PM, Peter St. John wrote:
> Who would take your bet?
> With $50B I could maybe orchestrate a leveraged buy out of oh, say,
> Microsoft. I don't grok spending that on one computer complex. That is
> approximately NASA's budget for the ISS over 30 years (Wiki says $70B
> in current dollars).
> On Fri, Feb 28, 2014 at 1:42 PM, Ellis H. Wilson III
> <ellis at cse.psu.edu <mailto:ellis at cse.psu.edu>> wrote:
> On 02/28/2014 12:49 PM, Douglas Eadline wrote:
> If you have some time, have a listen to this prodcast from
> HPC Wire where Nicole Hemsoth interviews some guy who claims
> he will have an exascale system by the end of the year, using
> 1000 MW
> of fuel cells and funding of $50 billion from the foreign currency
> arbitrage industry. And let's not forget the Exabyte of
> storage for good
> "Meet the Man Who Says He's Building the First Exascale
> System...in 2014"
> Well at least somebody going to sell a lot of kit.
> Where can we place our bets?
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