The UK government is buying an IBM Blue Gene/Q supercomputer and iDataplex [PDF] servers, with DDN storage, to use in its Daresbury laboratory. The lab is used for developing software for next-generation supercomputers, presumably the exascale thingies needed for chewing through Really Big Data. The funding and authorisation …
But will it run Crysis?
Mine is the one with the MPI manual in the pocket
But at 100,000 times normal speed; so it will be "game over" as your finger lifts off the key to start the game.
... 1,000,000 iPads or ....
about 0.21 % the surface area of Wales - BBC News units of measure
1,000,000 iPads = 44.79084 Sq Km
Wales = 20779 Sq Km
Re: ... 1,000,000 iPads or ....
Uhm someone slipped a decimal point ? That would be 44.79084 square meters per pad ?
I guess there's a chance that the difficulty level in BitCoin mining could escalate if some geek / nerd figures out how to get this machine to mine in its spare time!
What do you reckon the boffins get up to in that futuristic looking tower at the top of the photo?
I reckon its where they spend all their time dropping slices of toast to see if they land butter side down.
Re: The tower
I suspect it's for power shower research...
Re: The tower
IIRC Daresbury is a particle physics laboratory and the tower is part of a Van Der Graf Generator.
Re: equivalent to 1 million iPads
How many ZX81's is that?
Worlds most expensive CASE tool?
probably useful ...
... for reading all those emails so we can catch all them pedos and terrorists.
1 million iPads, what's that in sheep?
Don't know in sheep,
but in sheeple: 1,000,000. One per one.
it's so they can see how many pedos and terrorists visit theregister.co.uk
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