June 8, 2008 8:45 PM PDT

Military supercomputer sets record

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The new machine, which processed more than 1.026 quadrillion calculations per second, is more than twice as fast as the previous fastest supercomputer, the IBM BlueGene/L.
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I bet if they put windows vista, the machine will suddenly work as a 386. And the output of the first calculation result will Out of Memory.
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That's a bet I would take. The first thing it would do is crash because it's not designed to run on IBM processors.
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oh but it does have AMD Opterons in it ;) So it could run 1/3 of the system... I would imagine someone clever enough could code an emulator for it to handle both versions of the Cell processor.

I have this vision of a bunch of terror cells buying up every PS3 on the market to disassemble in hopes of building their own super computer :p
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I just met with one of the guys who built this thing. He's a total nerd but pretty awesome.
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