The final piece of Cray's "Baker" XE6 massively parallel supercomputers, on which the company's financial 2010 hinges, make its debut today. The unveiling comes a week ahead of the International Super Computing conference in Hamburg, Germany, and at Cray's user group meeting in Edinburgh, Scotland. Cray has not said much …
How many other Edinburghs do you know?
Well, there's Edinburgh, Indiana...
...population 4500, area 2.8 sq miles. Or Edinburgh, the suburb of Adelaide, population 168 plus an air force base. Both entirely plausible locations for a Cray User Group conference :-)
Edinburgh near Adelaide
Sorry, couldn't resist...
Can it run Crysis?
Compilation will be fun
Not often you get to type make -j 1000000 legitimately
Thats if make was made with more than an integer argument - "32768 jobs, think we'll be OK guys..."
Paris, because she has no jobs(*)
[* for those who argue, when did 'being Paris' become a job?]
Wow, that is really cool...
and it'll be able to run through what was a crushing amount of data pretty quickly. I wonder how long it would take to break different encryption algorithms with a million cores or sort terabytes of data.
Conspiracy....no. Governments will use these systems for both.
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