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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 …

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  1. Paul van der Lingen

    At last...

    finally, a computer with enough grunt to run Vista smoothly.

  2. Ian Bush

    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,

    Ian

  3. Anonymous Coward
    Anonymous Coward

    IBM says it's Deep Blue's progeny

    http://www-03.ibm.com/press/us/en/pressrelease/21527.wss

  4. Tony

    re: Chess playing??

    You mean it won't be backwards compatible?

  5. Steven Raith

    Vista?

    "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...

  6. Ian Bush

    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.

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