Military Supercomputer Sets Record

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  1. devteam

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    Was a good read... Americans just can't hack being behind haha
     
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    To put the performance of the machine in perspective, Thomas P. D'Agostino, the administrator of the National Nuclear Security Administration, said that if all six billion people on earth used hand calculators and performed calculations 24 hours a day and seven days a week, it would take them 46 years to do what the Roadrunner can in one day."
     
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    116K CPU cores that would be good for encoding movies lol, blu rays in 2 seconds/
     
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    What 32M SuperPi time?
     
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    can it model where to find WMDs?
     
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    probably 2 seconds or less
     
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    Excuse my ignorance, but how long would an average PC take? :)
     
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    Can it fold for OCAU?
     
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    Well, the current world record for a desktop PC is ~8 minutes - and that was with a Core 2 Quad at almost 6GHz.
     
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    but wat are these clocked at each core???
    i guess it would not matter with 116K cores though lol
     
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    I did this stuff at uni a month ago, and they said it's using opterons, so at a guess it's probably running Opteron 170's - so that would mean 2.2GHz each.
     
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    bet it still can't max out crysis....
     
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    wprime is single threaded, so all those cores wouldnt help
    but i can foresee a Wprime 1024m time of like 0.1 second

    yes, beg them :D
     
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    all that power is amazing

    but i wonder if they invested in what to do with all that power then that would be something truly amazing wouldn't it?

    lets say running a virtual reality world.
    curing cancer
    space exploration

    not bloody Americas bloody obsession with nuclear energy.
     
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    i want that to be a folding PC, i do my part lol not really i bought a second ps3 for it.
     
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    The Roadrunner is based on a radical design that includes 12,960 chips that are an improved version of an I.B.M. Cell microprocessor, a parallel processing chip originally created for Sony’s PlayStation 3 video-game machine. The Sony chips are used as accelerators, or turbochargers, for portions of calculations.

    The Roadrunner also includes a smaller number of more conventional Opteron processors, made by Advanced Micro Devices, which are already widely used in corporate servers.

    I think it only has around 7000 of the amd chips, as they wouldnt be any fast up against the cells (nowhere near)
     
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    WINNAR! :thumbup:
     
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    AHAH only need to fold for 30seconds and ocau will be first and second place will be like 1000b points behide :lol: :thumbup:
     

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