[ExI] ibm takes on the commies

spike spike66 at att.net
Wed Feb 16 07:19:40 UTC 2011



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Computer hipsters explain this to me.  When they are claiming 10 petaflops,
they mean using a few tens of thousands of parallel processors, ja?  We
couldn't check one Mersenne prime per second with it or anything, ja?  It
would be the equivalent of 10 petaflops assuming we have a process that is
compatible with massive parallelism?  The article doesn't say how many
parallel processors are involved:






OK found a site that says this thing has 750,000 cores.  





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