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Japanese supercomputer 'K' is world's fastest

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22 Jun 2011
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http://www.telegraph.co.uk/technology/news/8586655/Japanese-supercomputer-K-is-worlds-fastest.html

 

Impressive, 8.2 quadrillion calculations per second, question is though, can it run Crysis 2? :Lol:

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Wonder how many power plants it takes to power it?

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Says in there that it uses enough energy to power nearly 10,000 homes

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V8_Vantage wrote:

Wonder how many power plants it takes to power it?


 

Or how many Japanese nuclear power plants will it cause to meltdown?

 

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lighten up you miserable *****ers
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I noticed a typo in the title - "Japanese supercomputer 'K' was world's fastest".
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This is couple of days old.

 

But to answer the question about electricity consumption, Japan is broken into 50hz and 60hz supply on each half of the island. Meaning power generated in one section needs to be converted to be used in the other section and there are only a couple of conversion stations.

 

The side this super computer is on, does not use the same as the side the tsunami hit. The power it uses can not readily be used by those needing it in the tsunami, so its not "wasting" power that could somehow be used to help japan.

 

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/File:Power_Grid_of_Japan.PNG

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Utility_frequency#History

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Yes, very power hungry... however it is also very efficient when compared to home computers. I don't know the how many PCs would be needed to provide equivalent processing power and what equipment they would need to even get 1/100th of the transfer speeds, but I remember reading about how little energy per clock cycle super computers use.
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question is can it run crysis 1 not 2!
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sp33dking89 wrote:
question is can it run crysis 1 not 2!

Probably at a resolution that the human eye could not match

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Intel want to make one that's 120x as powerful as this by 2018. :o

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My organic computer is faster than that.
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TheMiitch wrote:

Intel want to make one that's 120x as powerful as this by 2018. :o




 

Yeah thats possible.

Combining both economy of scale, and the fact that the Japanese likely used nothing near to modern technology I would say 120x is very feasible. Afterall, Intel's equipment on the market are not the stuff they consider cutting edge. There are 8,000GHz processors for instance, we will never see them in PC World them but they are real... just not being used by anything but the world's military for testing.

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Just waiting for IBM to release the kraken tbh
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