A Million Trillion Flops. More Than Ben Affleck

Sandia is a US Department of Energy research and development laboratory run by Lockheed Martin. They're presently gearing up to add some zeros to amount of calculations a supercomputer can perform. Sandia developed the first teraflop (one trillion calculations a second) computer a decade ago. They've decided to take it up more than a notch. Behold the exaflop: a million trillion flops.

“An exascale computer is essential to perform more accurate simulations that, in turn, support solutions for emerging science and engineering challenges in national defense, energy assurance, advanced materials, climate, and medicine,” says James Peery, director of computation, computers and math.

The institute is funded in FY08 by congressional mandate at $7.4 million. It is supported by the National Nuclear Security Administration and the Department of Energy’s Office of Science. Sandia is an NNSA laboratory.

One aim, Dosanjh says, is to reduce or eliminate the growing mismatch between data movement and processing speeds.

Sandia researchers referred to the problems inherent in simply increasing clock speed to achieve this greater capacity, and the need to concurrently develop parallel operating systems that use all the numerous cores on a chip simultaneously to drive big increases in computing capacity. I don't care how powerful they make it. I just know that I'm still going to cringe when I accidentally click on a  PDF file on my Google results.
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recoveringknowitall 6 years ago

Research... meh! The big question is: Can in run Crysis at an uber resolution, with very high settings and 16xAA at over 100fps lol!!!

Kamrooz 6 years ago

Unfortunately no Recover, it's running a 7800 GTX =P. 

 But honestly, that's some serious power. Indifferent

Covert_One24 6 years ago

 [quote user="Kamrooz"]

Unfortunately no Recover, it's running a 7800 GTX =P. 

 But honestly, that's some serious power. Indifferent

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hmmm...  Sounds like a cpu bottleneck to me Hmm

Kamrooz 6 years ago

[quote user="Covert_One24"]

hmmm...  Sounds like a cpu bottleneck to me Hmm

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Stick out tongue  lol....

peti1212 6 years ago

Crysis is not very dependent on CPU speed, more of the GPU speed. A Super fast processor would not add even 5FPS to Crysis if you have a crapy GPU.

Kamrooz 6 years ago

We know Smile...We were just cracking jokes ^.^

SiGfever 6 years ago

 How would you like to pay the electric bill on that baby? Surprise

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