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Old October 29, 2010, 07:41 PM
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WOW so now china owns the fastest computer...
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Old October 30, 2010, 08:56 AM
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Actually they are not using 4870's, at least according to the article you linked to. "After the upgrade, it is equipped with 14,336 Xeon X5670 processors and 7,168 Nvidia Tesla M2050 general purpose GPUs"
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Originally, Tianhe-I was powered by 4,096 Intel Xeon E5540 processors and 1,024 Intel Xeon E5450 processors, with 5,120 AMD GPUs which were made up of 2,560 dual-GPU ATI Radeon HD 4870 X2 graphics cards.[8][9]
After an upgrade, it is now equipped with 14,336 Xeon X5670 processors and 7,168 Nvidia Tesla M2050 general purpose GPUs.
My bad, went with the old specs since they made more sense. Strange that they would be using Nvidia, though they probably aren't using Cuda. But then again ATI/AMD seems to have fallen behind on the workstation front.
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Old October 30, 2010, 09:03 AM
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CUDA is much more popular than OpenCL

The reason they went with nvidia because nvidia is light years ahead in the work station department.

I would guess that most of the work being done on this super computer is with the GPU's and the CPU's for the most part are to feed info to the GPU's.

And I don't think this is the fastest super computer. There has to be some botnet out there that is faster....
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Old October 30, 2010, 09:31 AM
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China folding team overtaking every one Hope they will make good use of this monster.
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Another reason to go with Nvidia on this is that with those tesla's you can get them to just slide right into a rack and then chain them all together. As far as I know AMD doesn't have anything that is quite that plug and play.
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Old October 30, 2010, 04:38 PM
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It's the fastest supercomputer.

In fact it is twice as fast as the previous fastest.

So why should he change his title?

no it's not ....mine is faster
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China folding team overtaking every one Hope they will make good use of this monster.
lol, imagine if one of the admins for this just tossed F@H on it for a few hours, "oh sorry about that, I just cured aids" :P I know it would take alot more, but just saying.
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I'd think it would be a great way to promote your new kickass national computer. I wonder if they're running some form of linux on it that would allow them to crunch "a few" SMP units on it................
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lol, imagine if one of the admins for this just tossed F@H on it for a few hours, "oh sorry about that, I just cured aids" :P I know it would take alot more, but just saying.
One sure thing is that they wont use it for that Would be to nice from them...
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I doubt it will be running F@H and curing diseases but more likely finding new ways to kill people

If they were to use it for F@H that would be epic. It could be a one man team and still be on the top team for points.
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