Linked by Thom Holwerda on Mon 20th Jun 2011 23:34 UTC
Hardware, Embedded Systems SGI hopes by 2018 to build supercomputers 500 times faster than the most powerful today, using specially designed accelerator chips made by Intel. SGI hopes to bring a massive performance boost to its supercomputers through highly parallel processors based on Intel's MIC (many integrated cores) architecture.
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The Need for Speed
by frajo on Wed 22nd Jun 2011 09:57 UTC in reply to "Once again"
frajo
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2007-06-29

Each time I see on of these articles about higher performance, more speed, more whatnot, my first thoughts are "where will it stop?" and "is it needed?"

Just ask scientists working in meteorology (weather forecast), or astrophysics (modelling supernovae, string landscapes), or particle physics (LHC collisions), or cancer research, or neurology (brain modelling).

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RE: The Need for Speed
by Neolander on Wed 22nd Jun 2011 11:08 in reply to "The Need for Speed"
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2010-03-08

Or numerical atomic bomb simulations ;)

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