28 October 2010

It ain't all cheap plastic lawn furniture...

...and lead-painted baby toys...

The secret sauce behind the system — and the technological achievement — is the interconnect, or networking technology, developed by Chinese researchers that shuttles data back and forth across the smaller computers at breakneck rates, Mr. Dongarra said.

“That technology was built by them,” Mr. Dongarra said. “They are taking supercomputing very seriously and making a deep commitment.”

The Chinese interconnect can handle data at about twice the speed of a common interconnect called InfiniBand used in many supercomputers.


1 comments:

JA Goneaux said...

Speaking of skinning people (well, we were, kinda):

http://the-legion-of-decency.blogspot.com/2010/10/maybe-children-shouldn-play-with-dead.html

Caution: I know its Halloween, but this is real life scary...