[extropy-chat] IBM's Blue Gene

Rik van Riel riel at surriel.com
Sun Apr 17 02:19:24 UTC 2005

Eugen Leitl wrote:
> 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.

I'm not convinced that the Cell will matter all that much,
the bottleneck for computations is shifting away from the
CPU core and onto memory bandwidth.  The Cell CPU doesn't
help memory bandwidth one bit...

"Debugging is twice as hard as writing the code in the first place.
Therefore, if you write the code as cleverly as possible, you are,
by definition, not smart enough to debug it." - Brian W. Kernighan

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