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Irrational Obscurity Supercomputers To Move To Specialization? BAR-ENDER
Posted by: on Aug 14, 03 | 12:00 am

he Japan Earth Simulator outperformed a computer at Los Alamos (previously the world's fastest) by a factor of three while using fewer, more specialized processors and advanced interconnect technology. This spawned multiple government reports that many suspected would ask for more funding in the U.S. for custom supercomputer architectures and less emphasis on clustering commodity hardware. One report released yesterday suggests a balanced approach.



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