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NASA, Intel and SGI Plan to 'Soup Up' Supercomputer

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NASA, Intel and SGI today announced the signing of an agreement establishing intentions to collaborate on significantly increasing the space agency's supercomputer performance and capacity. Under the terms of a Space Act Agreement, NASA will work closely with Intel and SGI to increase computational capabilities for modeling and simulation at the NASA Advanced Supercomputing (NAS) facility at NASA's Ames Research Center, Moffett Field, Calif.


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The ultimate overclockers. Nice.
 
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I thought SGI is gone. I know they sold all their buildings in Mountain View to Google, and moved to Sunnyvale, but I never heard any news from them.
 
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what this means . . . is that the Federal government has finally decided to start sending some of our tax dollars over to NASA - instead of putting them into other, pointless pursuits.


Doesn't it make ya feel all warm and fuzzy knowing that your tax dollars are helping to build a rig that could potentially max-out Crysis?!
 

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what this means . . . is that the Federal government has finally decided to start sending some of our tax dollars over to NASA - instead of putting them into other, pointless pursuits.


Doesn't it make ya feel all warm and fuzzy knowing that your tax dollars are helping to build a rig that could potentially max-out Crysis?!
I wanna be able to max out Crysis. Hopefully they will too! :D
 

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finaly some money to spacetech research :)
 

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Doesn't it make ya feel all warm and fuzzy knowing that your tax dollars are helping to build a rig that could potentially max-out Crysis?!
The heck you say..? Err, I mean.. Blasphemy!
 
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Crysis is a complete joke. A 7 year old one.

Would be nice to see what these 3 major players can produce with the resources they have at their disposal. Hopefully a breakthru in technology. Hopefully a holodeck!
 
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Crysis is a complete joke. A 7 year old one.

Would be nice to see what these 3 major players can produce with the resources they have at their disposal. Hopefully a breakthru in technology. Hopefully a holodeck!
with these 3 . . . wouldn't ever happen. Intel would be adamant about running it on a C2D architecture with uber MHz, and Nasa would never have the money to fund the project cause the fed govnmt would keep diverting funds.