[ExI] petaflop computers

spike spike66 at att.net
Thu Nov 20 14:41:29 UTC 2008


> On Behalf Of Spargemeister
> Subject: Re: [ExI] petaflop computers
> On Wed, Nov 19, 2008 at 10:36 PM, spike <spike66 at att.net> wrote:
> >
> > They keep calling it a petaflop barrier, but I know of no barrier.
> It's a milestone, not a barrier. And it's petaflops--there no 
> such thing as a petaflop.
> -Dave, who works at ORNL

No such thing a petaflop Sparge?  On the contrary, a petaflop is an amount
of work to be done, petaflops is a speed at which it is being done.  Right
now I have a petaflop of work to do at the office, but it will take way more
than a second to do it all.

Yes I did accidentally omit the s, good eye.  {8^]


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