[extropy-chat] IBM's Blue Gene

Eugen Leitl eugen at leitl.org
Fri Apr 8 07:24:40 UTC 2005

On Thu, Apr 07, 2005 at 06:18:03PM -0500, damien wrote:

> So -- thereafter, less than two more doublings to petaflop.
> As I recall, the 1997 benchmark mentioned in the first edition of THE SPIKE 
> was a teraflop. In the revised 2001 edition, I noted that Blue Gene was 
> expected to be at petaflop by late 2004. The reality is impressively close.

I think it is virtually certain that IBM will be using Cell-derived systems
for the next iteration of Bluegene, which will make a large upwards kink in
the LINPACK benchmark.

I'm pretty excited about the Cell. 

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