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Titan, 'World's Fastest Supercomputer' Crowned in US

Posted 13 November 2012 - 08:08 AM

'World's Fastest Supercomputer' Crowned in US
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In the clash of the world's supercomputing titans, a new U.S. supercomputer named "Titan" is king.

U.S. supercomputers had fallen behind China's Tianhe-1A supercomputer and Japan's Fujitsu K Computer starting in 2009, but staged a comeback with Sequoia's rise in 2012. Sequoia's 1,572,864 computing cores actually outnumber Titan's 560,640 cores, but not all computing cores are created equal. Titan draws 90 percent of its performance from having 261,632 of NVIDIA's new K20x accelerator cores.

Titan used the new Tesla K20x accelerators to achieve an energy efficiency of 2,142.77 megaflops per watt (million calculations per second per watt), enough to also rank Titan No. 1 on the Green500 list of the world's most energy-efficient supercomputers.

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Re: Titan, 'World's Fastest Supercomputer' Crowned in US

Posted 13 November 2012 - 08:13 AM

Meh. Once I got a Cray in my pocket, supercomputers stopped being interesting.
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Re: Titan, 'World's Fastest Supercomputer' Crowned in US

Posted 13 November 2012 - 08:39 AM

so it's faster then my abacus?
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Re: Titan, 'World's Fastest Supercomputer' Crowned in US

Posted 13 November 2012 - 08:45 AM

Not necessarily. For example, your abacus boots faster.
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Re: Titan, 'World's Fastest Supercomputer' Crowned in US

Posted 13 November 2012 - 08:49 AM

*sniff* I wanted a Dell Cray.

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Re: Titan, 'World's Fastest Supercomputer' Crowned in US

Posted 13 November 2012 - 11:19 AM

Does anyone know what they are going to use it for? I see that it is located at the Oak Ridge National Laboratory...but they seem to do a lot of things there.
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Re: Titan, 'World's Fastest Supercomputer' Crowned in US

Posted 13 November 2012 - 11:30 AM

Research projects
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Re: Titan, 'World's Fastest Supercomputer' Crowned in US

Posted 13 November 2012 - 11:31 AM

View PostSimonSays, on 13 November 2012 - 01:19 PM, said:

Does anyone know what they are going to use it for?



Tetris, mostly.

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Re: Titan, 'World's Fastest Supercomputer' Crowned in US

Posted 13 November 2012 - 11:37 AM

View PostSimonSays, on 13 November 2012 - 11:19 AM, said:

Does anyone know what they are going to use it for?


Just a few experiments...

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Re: Titan, 'World's Fastest Supercomputer' Crowned in US

Posted 13 November 2012 - 11:49 AM

View PostSimonSays, on 13 November 2012 - 02:19 PM, said:

Does anyone know what they are going to use it for?


Porn.
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Re: Titan, 'World's Fastest Supercomputer' Crowned in US

Posted 13 November 2012 - 05:44 PM

I really set you guys up there ;)

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Re: Titan, 'World's Fastest Supercomputer' Crowned in US

Posted 13 November 2012 - 05:46 PM

And don't think we don't appreciate it!
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