IBM has unleashed a new iteration of its chess-playing powerhouse Blue Gene, which it also reckons is useful in academic and commercial fields like drug discovery and mineral exploration. The Blue Gene/P supercedes the Blue Gene/L with faster Power PC cores, more memory and a symmetric multiprocessing (SMP) mode to support …
finally, a computer with enough grunt to run Vista smoothly.
Chess playing ??
Speaking as one of the guys who will program this beastie at Daresbury Lord only knows why the reference to chess is in there. The relationship of BG/P to Deep Blue is at very best distant to say the least,
IBM says it's Deep Blue's progeny
re: Chess playing??
You mean it won't be backwards compatible?
"finally, a computer with enough grunt to run Vista smoothly."
I see no mention of it supporting DX9.0 in the hardware, so it might not run the Aero/Glass thingy though...
re: IBM says it's Deep Blue's progeny
OK. According to that criterion an XT4 is related to the pentium II + ethernet
Beowulf cluster we had here all those years ago. But then again I should have expected such a thing from a press release.