[ubuntu-uk] Top 500 Supercomputers
javadayaz at gmail.com
Thu Jun 19 14:06:55 BST 2008
yes but does it blend...(The computer that is,....not the nuke)
On 19/06/2008, Tony Arnold <tony.arnold at manchester.ac.uk> wrote:
> Michael Holloway wrote:
> > Check this out, its quite interesting: www.top500.org
> > Of the top 500: 452 run on *nix based OS's, And a whopping 5 run the
> > other one!
> Yeah! When you have hundreds of processors all talking to each other
> over some high bandwidth interconnect, *nix is the only way to do it!
> > I just like reading the about the power these things have, and wish i
> > could get that on my desktop PC!
> You should see the figures for the power consumed and the heat generated
> by these beasts. You would not want it on a desktop! Besides there are
> very few computational problems that can take advantage of such powerful
> > And you have to laugh... the most powerful computer in the world is an
> > American nuke machine! What a surprise!
> I believe they model nuclear explosions! It's better than testing the
> real thing.
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