View Full Version : New Fastest Computer

06-21-2011, 07:59 AM
Here it is. (http://www.rdmag.com/News/2011/06/Information-Tech-Computing-Japan-reclaims-top-ranking-on-list-of-worlds-top-supercomputers/)

Probably fast enough to surface bake a room with radiosity in less than a week or two!


06-21-2011, 12:22 PM
I wanted one of those... until I saw it's power consumption.:D

06-25-2011, 01:37 PM
Is that 110 or 240 volts? I'd love to see the power strip they plugged that thing into.

06-25-2011, 06:49 PM
Might be on this (http://www.epic-blog.com/2009/10/13/160/) page.

06-25-2011, 11:26 PM
It is only the fastest till the Nov Top500 list comes out when, hopefully, the first >10petaflop machine comes out. Of course China will just rip a couple older gpu clusters up build a new one, benchmark it to jump back on top and then kill it. Its what they do best, HPC wise. Then it will probably hold on till Blue Waters, Finally, goes online. But again never under-estimate what China might throw together for a year or two. OK probably not two.

As for power I'm designing a new 1.5 teraflop cluster right now that operates on only 2 13amp breakers and that includes the new Mellanox switch, storage and only one Fermi card. The vis node is separate from the system as most vis setups are. Sadly the Fermi cranks out more heat then one whole node does.

Of course anyone really wanting to can build a >1teraflop system with Fermi's. But alas not all problems, in fact only a few, lend themselves to gpu solutions. And no Intel's IvyBridge is not the end all be all solution. But a good embryonic start.

06-25-2011, 11:29 PM
Might be on this (http://www.epic-blog.com/2009/10/13/160/) page.

Sadly '#3: Even Moar Insanity', looks a lot like the machine closet where my portal machine to our clusters lives. Sadly the cabeling was the saner part of the mess that was in there last summer till I cleaned the heck out of it.

06-26-2011, 05:15 AM
Is that 110 or 240 volts? I'd love to see the power strip they plugged that thing into.

Doesn't really matter since that is an easy change to make to the computers. In fact modern power supplies have a switch on them to change from one to the other.

06-27-2011, 06:31 PM
I want 2000 of these computers :).