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Old 08-21-2004, 08:28 PM   #11 (permalink)
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no...dude. There are super pc's bigger than your house man
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Old 08-21-2004, 08:35 PM   #12 (permalink)
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I have seen a Supercomputer that was cooled via a river, so it was very big
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Old 08-21-2004, 08:40 PM   #13 (permalink)
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mdshort - trust me. They are HUGE. They can do more math in 1 second than a human can do on a calculator in 80, 000 years. That is a true fact.
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Old 08-22-2004, 04:59 PM   #14 (permalink)
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a supercomputer is a array of mainframes that are able to perform teraflops (today, megaflops in years past) .... or floating point calculations per second. they are the size of a large room, but not THE computer itself but a array of many parrallel processors
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Old 08-22-2004, 05:30 PM   #15 (permalink)
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Size of a porta-potty, mmm, more like a small housing estate; this is the Earth Simulator in Japan, currently the most powerful supercomputer in existence, at a peak of 40 Tflops.

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Old 08-22-2004, 05:34 PM   #16 (permalink)
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yeah, they made a supercomputer out of 1100 G5 computers . . . 2200 processor . . .

3rd fastest supercomputer in the world, but the cheapest out of the top 20 or so . . .

its at virginia tech
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Old 08-22-2004, 06:51 PM   #17 (permalink)
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IBM owns the fastest super computer in existance...
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I dont think that is true. I believe it used to be true but then some company in japan broke it a couple months back.
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Old 08-22-2004, 07:35 PM   #19 (permalink)
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Hmmm... Interesting - I didn't know what.
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Old 08-22-2004, 07:36 PM   #20 (permalink)
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i think it's that super computer that was posted on the last page...
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