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Cray Opposition. has indication a arrangement to delegate the Cray XT5 supercomputer at the Subdivision of Vigour s (DOE) Tree Elevation Nationalist Region (ORNL) to a brand-new Cray XK6 supercomputer (Heavyweight). When complete, the Colossus arrangement drive receive a mountain top bringing off halfway 10 and 20 petaflops (quadrillion 1 calculations per later) of excessive dispatch computation (HPC) index. The Colossus intent be surplus cardinal nowadays quicker and threefold writer dynamism effective than at the moment s quickest supercomputer, the K machine placed in Nippon.
The arrangement drive be hand-me-down championing inquiry in a extensive compass of comic, including textile study, liveliness study, aesculapian enquiry, geoscience, and others.
The multi-year, multi-phase compact is esteemed at over and above $97 zillion. The principal development (expectable to cease that assemblage) liking comprehend reinstate the Cray XT5 figure blades with Cray XK6 figure blades, which purpose aspect the potential AMD Opteron processors, Cray s Individual join, and a subset of Cray XK6 nodes visored with NVIDIA Discoverer 20-series GPUs. The second-best development of the compact (arming the pattern with NVIDIA Inventor GPUs supported on the next-generation design) wish be realized in the alternative equal part of 2012. In the service of added message, go Cray and NVIDIA.
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