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AMD-powered Jaguar is 'Fastest Supercomputer'

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Cray Inc.'s AMD-powered Jaguar system has snagged the coveted title of fastest computer in the world.

Finally beating out IBM's Roadrunner, the first system in the world to break the petaflops barrier in the summer of last year, it was third time lucky for Jaguar as it finally topped TOP500's 34th list of supercomputers with 1.759 petaflops.

According to TOP500, the Jaguar’s number of compute cores has been increased from 129600 to 224162, since last list was compiled. The supercomputer has also been equipped with AMD’s new six-core ‘Istanbul’ processors, which have only been available since August, and 2GB of memory per core. Each compute node features two Opterons with 12 cores and 16GB of shared memory. The whole system has 300TB of memory and 10PB of hard disc space.

The upgraded Jaguar at Oak Ridge, Tennessee, now boasts a speed of 1.759 petaflop per second from its 224,162 cores. The Roadrunner runner-up posted processing speeds of 1.04 petaflop per second.

Read more from TOP500 here.

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    lordcrazex , November 16, 2009 3:10 PM
    one of the many remarkable achievements; brought to you by AMD :) 
  • 27 Hide
    DeadCat , November 16, 2009 3:12 PM
    Quote:
    Can it play Crysis though?

    That joke it's old and I think I hate it!
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    sunflier , November 16, 2009 3:17 PM
    zipzoomflyhighCan it play Crysis though?


    deadcatThat joke it's old and I think I hate it!


    We ALL hate it!!!
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  • 29 Hide
    lordcrazex , November 16, 2009 3:10 PM
    one of the many remarkable achievements; brought to you by AMD :) 
  • 20 Hide
    microterf , November 16, 2009 3:11 PM
    That is insane. I would like to see a price tag for that much power
  • 22 Hide
    jenesuispasbavard , November 16, 2009 3:11 PM
    zipzoomflyhighCan it play Crysis though?

    Probably without any help from a GPU.
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    LATTEH , November 16, 2009 3:11 PM
    HOT DAMN!
  • 27 Hide
    DeadCat , November 16, 2009 3:12 PM
    Quote:
    Can it play Crysis though?

    That joke it's old and I think I hate it!
  • 21 Hide
    darkknight22 , November 16, 2009 3:13 PM
    Would be great to type up my word documents on
  • 23 Hide
    sunflier , November 16, 2009 3:17 PM
    zipzoomflyhighCan it play Crysis though?


    deadcatThat joke it's old and I think I hate it!


    We ALL hate it!!!
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    papasmurf , November 16, 2009 3:20 PM
    I wonder how much of that computing power they actually use at one time. It seems to me that the way applications are written these days 222,162 threads would be hard to use.
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    mathiasschnell , November 16, 2009 3:20 PM
    "petaflops per second"

    Redundant. FLOPS = FLoating point Operations Per Second.
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    triplanetary , November 16, 2009 3:21 PM
    Dammit, stop saying petaflops per second.
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    Anonymous , November 16, 2009 3:24 PM
    papasmurfI wonder how much of that computing power they actually use at one time. It seems to me that the way applications are written these days 222,162 threads would be hard to use.


    Um, they aren't spending millions and millions of dollars JUST for epeen inches. The scientific applications for which these kinds of computers are used can in fact utilize most of the available CPU time.
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    JofaMang , November 16, 2009 3:27 PM
    Get the media to stop calling it the HIV virus, too, while you are at it.
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    cekasone , November 16, 2009 3:28 PM
    2 points to AMD
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    socrates047 , November 16, 2009 3:30 PM
    this just sounds awsome, hopefully it is used for the good of humanity.
    P.S: hopefully doen't take over the world lol
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    welah , November 16, 2009 3:33 PM
    I think petaflops per second would be a measure of acceleration - That would be pretty impressive:
    1.759 * 10^15 operations per second per second; it out to be up in the Exaflop range after only a few minutes!

    That's Damned impressive!
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    tester24 , November 16, 2009 3:36 PM
    A win for AMD.
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    chunkymonster , November 16, 2009 3:41 PM
    zipzoomflyhighCan it play Crysis though?

    Can you play the skin flute?
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    Stryter , November 16, 2009 3:43 PM
    D_KuhnMust take a power station to run the thing... and I bet it generates enough Global Warming all by itself (between coal burning power generation and 40,000 HSF's) that Al Gore cries every time it powers up.


    Don't worry, it's at Oakridge, they have an entire nuclear power plant to run it, lol.
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    akhodjaev , November 16, 2009 3:46 PM
    It would be interesting to see what data was analyzed on the previous Jaguar and the current one and comparison on achievements. and who are their clients? Is movie makers render their HD videos? Sony pictures? Columbia Pictures? This is interesting....
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    SAL-e , November 16, 2009 3:48 PM
    zipzoomflyhighCan it play Crysis though?

    Can Crysis run on Linux?!
    No. I am sorry you can't run Crysis. Go cry to EA.

    Or quit making stupid jokes.
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