IBM said it developed a system that can reach the latest holy grail of supercomputing - it has designed a supercomputer that can surpass a sustained performance of one quadrillion operations per second, also known as a petaflop. The new supercomputer, called BlueGene/P, is expected to be introduced today at the International Supercomputing Conference in Dresden, Germany
IBM said it has received an order from Argonne National Laboratory in Argonne, Ill., which will deploy the first BlueGene/P later this year. IBM also said the Max Planck Society and Forschungszentrum Julich plan to install BlueGene/P systems in late 2007. Forschungszentrum Julich researchers in Germany will use the system in areas such as particle physics and nanotechnology.
if it folded 24/7 it could challenge the entire PS3 folding farm...
Lol! I don't think the PS3 would be much competition
Anyway I am thinking, IBM buys out AMD and sells ATi, they can make some awesome 64bit CPU's. 32bit too..
Originally Posted by Licht
More like every other team combined... it might lose but not by much i bet.
32Bit CPU are useless now since 64Bit CPU can run 64Bit and 32Bit operating systems and software. AMD's CPU probably don't work in a way you could combine the two technologies easily. Since they already have ATI it would be more profitable to keep it. Especially since it would help in fusion which is IBM bought AMD IBM would be extremely interested in.