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2008 June 09 — Why Now?
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Yeah, But What About The Graphics?

One of the truism in computers is that real hardware advances are driven by games and their need for ever more resources [as well as M$ Bloat].

The BBC reports that the next milestone has been reached: Supercomputer sets petaflop pace

A supercomputer built with components designed for the Sony PlayStation 3 has set a new computing milestone.

The IBM machine, codenamed Roadrunner, has been shown to run at “petaflop speeds”, the equivalent of one thousand trillion calculations per second.

The benchmark means the computer is twice as nimble as the current world’s fastest machine, also built by IBM.

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June 9, 2008   22 Comments