NEC AND the Tokyo Institute of Technology have developed the technology for a ten-Petaflop supercomputer. The foundation of this beast is a network of optical interconnections between nests of chips. The Japanese government says it could be ready by 2010.
NEC Claims 10-Petaflop Supercomputing Breakthrough
2008-03-20 Hardware 3 Comments
if you can’t feed it input and retrieve output at a rate fast enough to keep it from stalling. They need to look at the total system, which includes RAM and nonvolatile storage in some manner that’s much faster, or else what good does it do for most purposes?