Huge Computer To Be Built

By samooresamoore (1251644888|%a, %b %e at %I:%M%p)

UIUC is going to build a huge computer by 2011.

From Massive $208 million petascale computer gets green light:

Blue Waters is expected to deliver sustained performance of more than one petaflop on many real-world scientific and engineering applications. A petaflop equals about 1 quadrillion calculations per second. They will be coupled to more than a petabyte of memory and more than 10 petabytes of disk storage.

Also:

According to the NSF the system may be used to study complex processes like the interaction of the Sun's coronal mass ejections with the Earth's magnetosphere and ionosphere; the formation and evolution of galaxies in the early universe; understanding the chains of reactions that occur with living cells; and the design of novel materials.

That's some serious computing.

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