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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


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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.

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IBM could destroy AMD and Intel if they entered the CPU Market with Nvidia as their partner to make the boards and such. Might need a li... LOT of help making it run windows though. I'm pretty sure super computers don't run windows anyways, maybe they do.
 

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if it folded 24/7 it could challenge the entire PS3 folding farm...
 

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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..
 

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if it folded 24/7 it could challenge the entire PS3 folding farm...

More like every other team combined... it might lose but not by much i bet.

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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..

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.
 

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IBM could destroy AMD and Intel if they entered the CPU Market with Nvidia as their partner to make the boards and such. Might need a li... LOT of help making it run windows though. I'm pretty sure super computers don't run windows anyways, maybe they do.

I'm pretty sure a BSOD on one of those machines would S U C K.
 

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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.

32bit is far from out, last I checked Intel uses 64bit sort of like it's quad cores. Not "real."

Most apps are still 32 bit and it will be a while before EVERYONE is 64bit. Dell still is on 32 I believe and so many people buy from there..
 

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Guess what! MY college is actually GETTING one of those from IBM for our Comp. Sci. department!
 
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