“At Supercomputing 2005, AMD and Sun today announced that the Tokyo Institute of Technology is creating Japan’s largest supercomputer on a foundation of Sun. The system is based on Sun Fire x64 (x86, 64-bit) servers with 10,480 AMD Opteron processor cores (totaling more than 50 trillion floating point operations per second (teraFLOPS)), Sun and NEC storage technologies and NEC’s integration expertise as well as ClearSpeed’s Advance accelerator boards.”
AMD, Sun To build Largest Supercomputer in Japan
Submitted by Darren Moffat 2005-11-16 Oracle and SUN 10 Comments
It will be the largest Supercomputer in Japan, and is expected to be the top 5 in the world.
When I read the title I read it is “Worlds largest supercomputer to be built in Japan”
Also, the article said they will be built with 10,480 processor cores
So they will probably using 2620 dual proc/dual core Sun Fire X4100’s (or a stripped down model)
They retail for ~$7,000 on Suns site (http://www.sun.com/x64/), but I am sure they will be getting a discount.
To build this system at retail price (2620*$7,000), it would cost around 18 million dollars.
I’d be happy with just a couple of those X4100’s