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Japan’s K Computer Is the Fastest of Them All, Topping 10 Petaflops

The K supercomputer just got a bit quicker—boosting its computational output to 10.5 quadrillion calculations per second and making it the speediest number-crunching system on the planet.

The K Computer was built by the Japanese Ministry of Education, Culture, Sports, Science, and Technology (MoMESST) in conjunction with the Fujitsu Corporation and specifically aimed towards breaking the 10 petaflop barrier.

It employs processing clusters of over 88,000 specially-designed HPC Fujitsu SPARC64 VIIIfx chips as well as 864 server racks to perform its computational feats. The K currently resides at Fujitsu's RIKEN lab in Kobe, Japan.

According to industry benchmarks, the K computer is performing at 93 percent efficiency. However, given that it burned through $9.89 million of electricity yearly when it ran at just one petaflop, I'd rather not see the lab's current utility bill.

IF this has already been posted please delete, but I thought It was pretty cool.

Source: Gizmodo
Edited by Stanley Ipkiss - 11/3/11 at 10:58pm
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Imagine folding with that
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Almost $10 million in just power to supply the computers? That's a lot of wattage!! I wanna know how much they spend on cooling to dissipate all of that heat too.
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Love the safety cones.
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Imagine folding with that
I was gonna say : "How about a solar powered one running non-stop folding stuff...."

I mean, do they actually run those things or just do some type of test to see how fast it is ala PRIME95..?
 
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Can I use it as my BF3 server and mod it to allow a few hundred people on at once?
    
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what the heck is this folding thing?? i want in lol
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