October 20th, 2003, 10:14 PM
Everybody Meet HAL on Crack
If you want to blow your mind go give this a look--> http://www.es.jamstec.go.jp/esc/eng/index.html
It is called the Earth Simulator and it is the fastest computer in the world. It runs at 35.86 TeraFlops...
That system is 1337.
October 20th, 2003, 10:16 PM
OMG! I drooled on my monitor over that picture...
October 21st, 2003, 12:35 AM
wow... just.. wow..
hardware system configuration > http://www.es.jamstec.go.jp/esc/eng/...re/system.html
I'm asking Santa Claus if I can have this for Xmas
The ES is a highly parallel vector supercomputer system of the distributed-memory type, and consisted of 640 processor nodes (PNs) connected by 640x640 single-stage crossbar switches. Each PN is a system with a shared memory, consisting of 8 vector-type arithmetic processors (APs), a 16-GB main memory system (MS), a remote access control unit (RCU), and an I/O processor. The peak performance of each AP is 8Gflops. The ES as a whole thus consists of 5120 APs with 10 TB of main memory and the theoretical performance of 40Tflops
October 21st, 2003, 02:55 AM
/me ceases to exist
I sure wish I could play with that computer for a year!!! or even a day.
October 21st, 2003, 04:12 AM
I don't think my heart could take it!
October 21st, 2003, 04:15 AM
well there goes my theory that they needed all the processing power just to get ME to run for 20mins without crashing
The operating system running on ES is an enhanced version of NEC's UNIX-based OS called "SUPER-UX" that is developed for NEC's SX Series supercomputers.