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    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:<i><br>
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    <blockquote><i>"....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....."<br>
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      <div align="right"><i><a class="moz-txt-link-freetext" href="http://spectrum.ieee.org/computing/hardware/nextgeneration-supercomputers">http://spectrum.ieee.org/computing/hardware/nextgeneration-supercomputers</a></i><br>
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    There are some differences between different classes of exaflop
    supercomputers, but P. Kogge managed to convice me that "it might
    not be possible &lt;..&gt; in the &lt;..&gt; future".<br>
    <br>
    Pretty interesting divergence.....<br>
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    regards <br>
    ariel<br>
    <br>
    El 21/03/11 12:33, Hearns, John escribi&oacute;:
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      <pre wrap=""><a class="moz-txt-link-freetext" href="http://www.theregister.co.uk/2011/03/21/ornl_cray_titan_super/">http://www.theregister.co.uk/2011/03/21/ornl_cray_titan_super/</a>


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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