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504 teraflop computer

  1. Jan 1, 2008 #1


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    There's an old saying: "Everything's bigger in Texas."

    That now applies to supercomputers as well.

    Sun Microsystems announced today that its hardware will power the largest supercomputer ever built, weighing in with 62,976 CPU cores, 125 terabytes of memory, 1.7 petabytes of disk space, and 504 teraflops of performance.

    The computer, which has been dubbed "Ranger," will be hosted at the Texas Advanced Computing Center at the University of Texas, Austin. It is due to go online on January 1, 2008
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  3. Jan 1, 2008 #2


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    Sounds like a really fast way to play Pac-Man.
  4. Jan 2, 2008 #3


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    I'll bet it can play chess really well too.
  5. Jan 3, 2008 #4
    Can it play Crysis at 60 fps?
  6. Jan 4, 2008 #5
    nah i bet it can only manage 10 with that gfx card. [Sarcasim]
  7. Jan 5, 2008 #6
    I'd love to run a few micro-channel cfd simulations on that beast.
  8. Jan 5, 2008 #7
    It would be funny if the IT people only put in a 56k modem.
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