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11-17-2003, 02:14 PM
...I know I want to have LW run on this ...

Computer 'will do 1000 trillion operations a second'
Date: November 18 2003

Battelle Memorial Institute says it is building the world's fastest supercomputer.

The machine, expected to be capable of 1000 trillion operations per second when completed in 2008, is being built at Oak Ridge National Laboratory in Tennessee.

Columbus-based Battelle, the world's largest independent, nonprofit research organisation, manages Oak Ridge and three other laboratories for the US Department of Energy.

11-17-2003, 02:26 PM
Ooh, Battelle is about 3 blocks from where I live. Maybe they'll let me set-up my render farm there....


11-18-2003, 08:41 AM
this pci thing will be out first... http://www.wired.com/news/technology/0,1282,60791,00.html

11-18-2003, 10:21 AM
I was pretty excited about that story until I got to the part where it woudl cost $25,000....:)

11-18-2003, 10:52 PM
Battelle was not the first to anounce that they are attempting to hit 1 petaflop as Cray Supercomputer released news a year ago that they have started building their version [which if I'm not mistaken will be ran with 1000 Opteron's].

Also kind of funny that they put 1000 trillion op/s rather than the correct term 1 petaflop/s.

11-18-2003, 11:42 PM
Because 1000 Trillion sounds cooler than 1 petaflop. :D

Also there's no way 1000 Opterons will ever reach 1 PF. Maybe 10,000


11-19-2003, 05:57 PM
Your right forgot a 0 on that it will be 10,000 Opteron and the systems speeds beyond a petaflop.