Linked by Jordan Spencer Cunningham on Sat 27th Jun 2009 20:36 UTC, submitted by Moulinneuf
Hardware, Embedded Systems Currently the fastest supercomputer in Europe, the Jugene can process one trillion operations per second, has 294,912 cores that comprise 32-bit PowerPC 450 processors at 850 MHz, has 144 terabytes of RAM, has a bandwidth of 5.1 gigabyte/second with a mere 160 nanosecond latency, and is one heck of a machine mounted on 72 racks. I wouldn't mind having one of these in my basement regardless of the power bill. For pictures and more information, read the linked article.
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RE: You will have one soon.
by weildish on Sat 27th Jun 2009 22:55 UTC in reply to "You will have one soon."
weildish
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2008-12-06

Ha! I know-- and after that, they'll be $249.99 in 25 years, all stuffed in a cell phone-sized case. We'll look back at our 3.2 GHz quad-core desktops with 8 GB of RAM and laugh.

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RE[2]: You will have one soon.
by sbergman27 on Sat 27th Jun 2009 23:42 in reply to "RE: You will have one soon."
sbergman27 Member since:
2005-07-24

Ha! I know-- and after that, they'll be $249.99

And, in fact, you will *need* one in order to bring up a simple text editor. Boot times will be slightly longer than they are now. And we'll still be complaining about fonts.

Edited 2009-06-27 23:43 UTC

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