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IBM to Supply US Government with 20 Petaflops Supercomputer

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IBM will be supplying the US Government with two new supercomputers for the Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory to handle analysis of the U.S. nuclear stockpile. The first is a 500 teraflops supercomputer called the BlueGene/P which the lab will receive by April, the second being the 20 Petaflops supercomputer which is due by 2012. It is estimated to perform up to 10 times greater than the current most powerful systems. More information follows:


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Will it run Crysis with at least 100FPS?
 

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crysis jokes are really getting old... they've been around since 2007
 
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Will it run Crysis with at least 100FPS?
Probably :). Now on a PC with Core 2 Quad and HD4870x2 with settings to high on 1920*1200 resolution you can get 35FPS. So, more then two Terafolps of graphic power is needed just to make the game playable. Now with MS WARP10 software rendering and a BlueGene/P , 100 FPS on 1920*1200 are in reach (everything on max. settings).
 

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Will it run Crysis with at least 100FPS?
It should support 1.6 million CPUs to do that. Since it doesn't get along well with four, it won't with 1.6M. 100fps can be reached by today's desktop hardware (just lower the settings).
 
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Hahahaha crysis?
 
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Does anyone else notice they are using it for nuclear warheads in 2012? I'm no doomsdayer but seriously, what a coincidence :laugh:
 
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The day someone runs Crysis maxed out at 100fps it will be doomsday! :rimshot:
 
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Does anyone else notice they are using it for nuclear warheads in 2012? I'm no doomsdayer but seriously, what a coincidence :laugh:
I didn't notice the year, but wondered about having so much power to analyze our nukes. But yeah, the year, lol.

Not to divert topic too much, but Newegg has one of the Tyan quad Socket F boards for $329 now. Talking 4P/16C, 64GB systems starting at $4000! Start building your own nuke lab today! :D
 
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what about the weekends will they run folding at home on this, im sure they could cure cancer with that :p

"The Sequoia system will use 45nm processors with as many as 16 cores per chip running at a significantly faster data rate" so basicly its simlar to the new i7 (not the ones out now but the 8 core + hyper threading ones that are being delayed (if i rembber correctly)
 
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what about the weekends will they run folding at home on this, im sure they could cure cancer with that :p

"The Sequoia system will use 45nm processors with as many as 16 cores per chip running at a significantly faster data rate" so basicly its simlar to the new i7 (not the ones out now but the 8 core + hyper threading ones that are being delayed (if i rembber correctly)
does anybody else think 45 nm would be old in 2012 ??
Why not 32nm sound better or preferably they ditch the nm with pm (pico meters):rolleyes::slap:
 

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Um, the stockpile isn't getting any bigger (in fact, it should be getting smaller) so why do they need even faster supercomputers than they already have now to serve a purpose that hasn't changed for 10+ years? I think it is a waste of taxpayer money.


what about the weekends will they run folding at home on this, im sure they could cure cancer with that :p
All the brains in the world couldn't get F@H to run on more than four CPUs.


"The Sequoia system will use 45nm processors with as many as 16 cores per chip running at a significantly faster data rate" so basicly its simlar to the new i7 (not the ones out now but the 8 core + hyper threading ones that are being delayed (if i rembber correctly)
It is most likely an IBM POWER processor, not Intel.
 
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They will simulate nuclear explosion on this supercomputer to predict operational condition of US nuclear warheads.
 
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Why do I keep thinking about the "boomers" from Gears of War?
 
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Damn how big is our nuclear stockpile that it requires something like that?
The US still has the second largest stockpile of nukes in the world, last time I checked. It's something like four or five thousand warheads.

All the brains in the world couldn't get F@H to run on more than four CPUs.
Not to mention the fact that it runs so much better on a GPU!
 

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The day someone runs Crysis maxed out at 100fps it will be doomsday! :rimshot:
I would say "SWISH!" but I've run Crysis @ 100 fps already... It just takes tri-sli GTX280s lol
 

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So unfortunately true. :(
Hey, no need to be glum -- how do we know the chips in this thing aren't some sort of modified Cell core? That thing runs operations almost as fast as a GPU.
 
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Wait a second, that whole 2012 bit and 'the world's most powerful computer'. Maybe the whole Terminator / Skynet thing wasn't really that off. I mean its going to be given direct access to all this nuclear supply information. Holy crap man.