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Supercomputer maker Appro International has finally begun building the "Gordon" flash-heavy supercomputer at the San Diego Supercomputer Center, which was funded by a $20m grant from the National Science Foundation nearly two years ago. The machine is a testbed to analyze what happens when you get the I/O and floating point …

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And we also have a partnership with Intel, which gives us a good price.

Sounds all fair and above-board to me. Any idea who sponsored the PhD?

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Why am I so childishly delighted that they made extensive use of flash drives in GORDON?

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Eagerly awaiting news...

...announcing that the first job it does is to help save with a mighty hand every man every woman every child etc...

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That was probably the whole point of calling it GORDON. It's a nice nod to classic sci-fi.

Really I'm getting more milage out of the 'Bang for your x' headers in the article. Anyone else have images of cuncussion grenades go through their head at that one?

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Typo, I believe

That should be the Lustre file system, not Luster. This time the word doesn't need Americanising for the reg ;)

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