Linked by David Adams on Thu 11th Dec 2008 00:18 UTC, submitted by caffeine deprived
Benchmarks Japan's Tsubame supercomputer was ranked 29th-fastest in the world in the latest Top 500 ranking with a speed of 77.48T Flops (floating point operations per second) on the industry-standard Linpack benchmark. Why is it so special? It uses NVIDIA GPUs. Tsubame includes hundreds of graphics processors of the same type used in consumer PCs, working alongside CPUs in a mixed environment that some say is a model for future supercomputers serving disciplines like material chemistry.
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RE[2]: Not the future today
by nsrbrake on Thu 11th Dec 2008 10:31 UTC in reply to "RE: Not the future today"
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It was my understanding that nvidia was bringing native doubles with their latest hardware. The boards used were announced in 2007, while the vendor ClearSpeed is saying that they support single and double, this is with their api.

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