|Alguien dijo ...|
|El hombre encuentra a Dios detrás de cada puerta que la ciencia logra abrir.|
Albert Eisntein (1879-1955).
Físico alemán. Premio Nobel de Física.
|Sx-8 series of NEC, the quickest computer of the planet|
Nippon Electric Company presents a computer able to make 65 trillions of calculations of floating comma per second. That is to say, it is 20,000 times more powerful than Pentium 4. Its monthly rent will cost USS 11,000 like minimum.
In fact, already there is a client: the meteorological service of Great Britain. According to the company, a hundred has arrived him more from orders. As it is known, the supercomputers orient themselves to three areas, two of which hard sciences are compatible (, end technologies) and the rest is beside the point dangerous: pure financial speculation, in individual derivativos. The Sx-8 uses several microprocessors in 4,096 parallel and can use from four to Chips. As far as prices, the version with eight microprocessors costs USS 1,200,000 and reachs the 128,000 million operations per second. Just if the machine is formed to use 512 eight nodes of Chips each one, the 65,000 million calculations are obtained. In other words, NEC has been putting secondly the Gene Blue of IBM, announced for less than three weeks. This one reaches 35,860 million operations per second, little less than half. As well, Gene Blue was displaced another product of NEC, the Earth Simulator. The three giants also are it in size. For example, the one of IBM occupies 30 m2 and consumes 216 kilowatts (against 300 watts of the PC).
Domingo, 07 Noviembre, 2004 - 11:00