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Berkeley (CA) – In supercomputing, the sky is the limit, literally. In an effort to enable more credible global climate change predictions, researchers from UC Berkeley believe that the way to go is a new kind of cloud supercomputer that includes 20 million processors delivering a peak performance of 200 PFlops to simulate 1-km scale climate models. At the same time, this proposed system would not require a power plant all for itself. How that is possible you ask? These guys are looking into ultra-efficient embedded RISC CPUs.


Wow... Has global warming became really this powerful?
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"But can it max out Crysis?"

Okay that's out of the way.


Global warming is big business these days. This doesnt really surprise me. Too bad theyre not using a supercomputer like that for a better use.
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isn't it a double negative if they make a huge power sucking super computer to determine if global warming is real or not?
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Global warming is big business these days. This doesnt really surprise me. Too bad theyre not using a supercomputer like that for a better use.
If you look at the history of supercomputers, climate and weather simulation has always been a big part of supercomputer use. This isn't some ZOMG!!! Al Gore MANBEARPIG!!! thing, its always been a legitimate use for a supercomputer. Having an accurate climate simulation is useful for a hell of a lot more than just encouraging you to buy a Prius.
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"But can it max out Crysis?"

Okay that's out of the way.


Global warming is big business these days. This doesnt really surprise me. Too bad theyre not using a supercomputer like that for a better use.
Like what? War games? Ugh the ignorance.
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Thinking about war games...

I bet that the CIA's gonna take it over and use it to simulate a war with Iran lol... the last Iraq simulation failed... I guess they've had it with all the bs and want to get it right this time.

Just a theory.
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Too bad global warming doesnt even exist and its all just made up to divert our attention.
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Like what? War games? Ugh the ignorance.
The only thing ignorant are those that believe Al Gore is going to save the planet. Sorry, I don't drink that koolaid.
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I can't believe noone's built a super-duper computer to combat global warming with a coldbug.
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Its all a big conspiracy to take away from the real problem MANBEARPIG!afhq2$



Cool supercomputer, but i pity all the people drinking the global warming kool-aid
    
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