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IBM Announces PetaFlop BlueGene computer


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http://www.dailytech.com/article.aspx?newsid=7853

 

... Four IBM PowerPC 450 processors running at 850 MHz are integrated on a single Blue Gene/P chip, with each chip capable of 13.6 billion operations per second. A two-foot-by-two-foot board containing 32 of these chips churns out 435 billion operations every second, making it more powerful than a typical, 40-node cluster based on two-core commodity processors. Thirty-two of the compact boards comprise the 6-foot-high racks. Each rack runs at 13.9 trillion operations per second, 1,300 times faster than today's fastest home PC.

 

The one-petaFLOP Blue Gene/P supercomputer configuration is a 294,912-processor, 72-rack system harnessed to a high-speed, optical network. The Blue Gene/P system can be scaled to an 884,736-processor, 216-rack cluster to achieve three-petaflop performance

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Unfortunately, I think it's a little expensive for my tastes. Just a little. :D Seriously, this would be wonderful, but where we, mere mortals, put it?

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http://www.dailytech.com/article.aspx?newsid=7853

 

... Four IBM PowerPC 450 processors running at 850 MHz are integrated on a single Blue Gene/P chip, with each chip capable of 13.6 billion operations per second. A two-foot-by-two-foot board containing 32 of these chips churns out 435 billion operations every second, making it more powerful than a typical, 40-node cluster based on two-core commodity processors. Thirty-two of the compact boards comprise the 6-foot-high racks. Each rack runs at 13.9 trillion operations per second, 1,300 times faster than today's fastest home PC.

 

The one-petaFLOP Blue Gene/P supercomputer configuration is a 294,912-processor, 72-rack system harnessed to a high-speed, optical network. The Blue Gene/P system can be scaled to an 884,736-processor, 216-rack cluster to achieve three-petaflop performance


 

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I haven't even heard about this architecture before. Still, very impressive.

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it's brand new. FPGAs have the PPC405, though i've seen mention that this one, and the PPC440 (older brother i guess), are synthesizable for use in FPGAs. unfortunately, i cannot use it in the stuff i'm doing (which will reside in a large FPGA). i need too many multipliers.

 

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