Wednesday, February 4, 2009

Bigger, Faster, ...

IBM announced the new big project to build the next #1 supercomputer of the world, codename Sequoia, it's impressive the limit of 20 petaflops ... that's more than the combined power of all top 500 supercomputers (#1 is only 1 petaflops).

The Sequoia will be powered by 1.6 million cores (specific 45-nanometer chips in development) and 1.6 petabytes of memory. It will be housed in 96 refrigerators spanning roughly 280 square meters.

Of course the owner will be the USA gov, who's else?

From: Gizmodo
Image from: xkcd

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