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[INQ] Cray announces XK6 supercomputer

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Capable of 50 petaflops thanks to AMD CPUs and Nvidia GPUs

SUPERCOMPUTER COMPANY Cray has announced the latest addition to its high performance computing range, the Cray XK6, which uses AMD processors and Nvidia graphics cards.

The supercomputer has Cray's Gemini interconnect, along with AMD Opteron 6200 "Interlagos" processors and Nvidia's Tesla 20 series GPUs. The Opteron 6200 chips have 16 cores and there will be up to 96 of them per cabinet. There will also be up to 96 graphics cards per cabinet.
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Wow... now that's some serious number crunching. Kinda ironic that Intel owns most of the worlds CPU and GPU marketshare yet the top dog belongs
the number twos AMD and Nvidia.
    
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Do want!

edit: inb4canitruncrysis
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Lets get it folding!
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PPD where?
edit: dang, ninja'd
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If you had the money to buy one of these, could it run everyday applications that a normal PC can ?
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I can't imagine that thing folding
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Like it's been said before, power like this can only be used for one purpose: folding. Someone rent a cabinet and start pushing out PPD But dear lord...imagine how much power this sucker draws at full load.
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I like the green

post #9 of 16
Rent a few hours on one of these for CC next year. Forget PPD, PPH more like it at that point.

EDIT: Look at how bad they smack the Chinese with this:

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This will give the XK6 a potential compute power of over 50 petaflops, that is 50 quadrillion operations per second, making it the fastest supercomputer in the world. This is vastly superior to the previous record holder, China's Tianhe-1A, which is capable of 2.5 petaflops at peak performance
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Edited by RussianJ - 5/25/11 at 8:34pm
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post #10 of 16
We had a few Cray CX1's in my college lab. They had 8 Opteron Quads each IIRC.
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