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Top 500 supercomputers: Welcome to the petaflop generation

Posted by answersplease on June 19, 2008

Welcome to the petaflop generation. That was the message today as the new most powerful supercomputer in the world IBM’s $100,000 million Roadrunner system installed at the Department of Energy’s Los Alamos National Laboratory was officially named the most powerful and energy efficient supercomputer in the world.

TOP500 list of the world’s most powerful supercomputers was unveiled at the International Supercomputing Conference in Dresden and proclaimed that Roadrunner achieved performance of 1.026 petaflop/s-becoming the first supercomputer ever to reach that performance milestone. At the same time, Roadrunner is also one of the most energy efficient systems on the TOP500.


Take a closer look at IBM’s Roadrunner, the world’s fastest supercomputer


Rounding out the top five positions, all of which are in the US are the new IBM BlueGene/P (450.3 teraflop/s) at DOE’s Argonne National Laboratory, the new Sun SunBlade x6420 “Ranger” system (326 teraflop/s) at the Texas Advanced Computing Center at the University of Texas – Austin, and the upgraded Cray XT4 “Jaguar” (205 teraflop/s) at DOE’s Oak Ridge National Laboratory.

The No. 6 system is the top system outside the US, installed in Germany at the Forschungszentrum Juelich. It is an IBM BlueGene/P system and was measured at 180 Tflop/s. The No. 7 system is installed at a new center, the New Mexico Computing Applications Center in Rio Rancho, NM. It is built by SGI and based on the Altix ICE 8200 model. It was measured at 133.2 Tflop/s. The Computational Research Laboratories, a wholly owned subsidiary of Tata Sons Ltd. in Pune, India, installed a Hewlett-Packard Cluster Platform 3000 BL460c system. They integrated this system with their own routing technology and achieved a performance of 132.8 Tflop/s which was sufficient for No. 8, the survey noted. The No. 9 system is a new BlueGene/P system installed at the Institut du Développement et des Ressources en Informatique Scientifique (IDRIS) in France, which was measured at 112.5 Tflop/s. The last new system in the TOP10 – at No. 10 – is also an SGI Altix ICE 8200 system. It is the biggest system installed at an industrial customer, Total Exploration Production. It was ranked based on a Linpack performance of 106.1 Tflop/s, according to TOP500.

Among all systems, Intel continues to grow, with Intel processors now found in 75% of the TOP500 supercomputers, up from 70.8 % of the 30th list released last November. The US leads the world in supercomputer systems with 257 of the top 500.

The European share (184 systems – up from 149) is still rising and is again larger then the Asian share (48 – down from 58 systems). Dominant countries in Asia are Japan with 22 systems (up from 20), China with 12 systems (up from 10), India with 6 systems (down from 9), and Taiwan with 3 (down from 11), according to the survey. In Europe, UK remains the No. 1 with 53 systems (48 six months ago). Germany improved but is still in the No. 2 spot with 46 systems (31 six months ago), the survey found.

The group notes a number of other features from the survey:

* Quad-core processor based systems have taken over the TOP500 quite rapidly. Already 283 systems are using them. Two hundred three systems are using dual-core processors, only eleven systems still use single core processors, and three systems use IBM’s advanced Sony PlayStation 3 processor with 9 cores.

* The top industrial customer, at No. 10, is the French oil company: Total Exploration Production.

* IBM held on to its lead in systems with 210 systems (42%) over Hewlett Packard with 183 systems (36.6%). IBM had 232 systems (46.4%) six months ago, compared to HP with 166 systems (33.2%).

* IBM remains the clear leader in the TOP500 list in performance with 48 percent of installed total performance (up from 45), compared to HP with 22.4% (down from 23.9). In the system category Dell, SGI and Cray follow with 5.4 , 4.4 and 3.2 % respectively.

* The last system on the list would have been listed at position 200 in the previous TOP500 just six months ago. This is the largest turnover rate in the 16-year history of the TOP500 project.

With this survey, its 31st since 1993, the TOP500 began measuring computer efficiency as well. The TOP500 most energy efficient supercomputers are:

* IBM QS22 Cell processor blades (up to 488 Mflop/s/Watt)

* IBM BlueGene/P systems (up to 376 Mflop/s/Watt)

* Intel Harpertown quad-core blades are catching up fast

* IBM BladeCenter HS21with low-power processors (up to 265 Mflop/s/Watt)

* SGI Altix ICE 8200EX Xeon quad-core nodes, (up to 240 Mflop/s/Watt)

* Hewlett-Packard Cluster Platform 3000 BL2x220 with double density blades (up to 227 Mflop/s/Watt)

* These systems are already ahead of BlueGene/L (up to 210 Mflop/s/Watt).

* The average power consumption of a TOP10 system is 1.32 Mwatt and average power efficiency is 248 Mflop/s/Watt.

* The average power consumption of a TOP50 system is 908 Kwatt and average power efficiency is 193 Mflop/s/Watt.

* The average Power consumption of a TOP500 system is 257 Mwatt and average power efficiency is 122 Mflop/s/Watt.

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eBay Continues PPC Advertising

Posted by answersplease on July 5, 2007

eBay Continues PPC

Advertising

eBay thought they didn’t need the PPC Marketing as they were trying other means of generating visitors to their site. Because of this move with Google, eBay’s profits began to drop, so eBay Continues PPC Advertising with Google.

What is PPC advertising? PPC stands for Pay Per Click. Like Pay Per View on the TV this is similar in sense that the advertiser Pays Per every Click on their ads. They put their ads on Google, Yahoo, MSN, Findology, ASK, Miva, Search7, Kanoodle, FindWhat and other Search Engines to get traffic to where their sending it to.

Because Google is the biggest and most popular the CPC (Cost Per Click) will be higher than the other search engines. eBay decided to try pull out of google and try the other ones which would be cheaper and see if it increased the profits.

The profits didn’t increase they dropped so eBay went back to google.

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Nokia N95 Review

Posted by answersplease on July 3, 2007

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Nokia N95 Review

Hello and welcome to my Nokia N95 Review. The Nokia N95 is one of the new phones from Nokia’s newest series, the N series. The Nokia N95 is one of the most amazing phone arround. 

The N95’s main functions are: Internet (Not Vodafone Live, The actual internet, Surf Yahoo, Youtube, Google, eBay etc). Built in GPS (Let it find you on the map and search for where you want to go, it will guide you there! If you want to go to a resturant type it in and it’ll tell you the closest 1 and how to get there!) 5 Mega-Pixel camera (Take the Sharpest, Quality Pictures and videos with this baby). MP4 Player (Import the hottest tracks or video’s around on to this bad boy or download them off youtube ON THIS PHONE’S INTERNET APPLICATION!).

The N95 has a 2.6″ (6.5cm) 26K TFT DISPLAY to capture in everything! The N95 comes with a 256MB memory stick but can be changed to hold more MP4’s, images or Videos. The keyboard and screen are slideable.

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YouTube Hits The Iphone

Posted by answersplease on July 2, 2007

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YouTube Hits The Iphone

Yes it’s true YouTube Hits The Iphone. Youtube will be available on Apple TV. View and Download YouTube Clips off AppleTV straight onto you Iphone.

This upgrade was released today which means it’s now available for you to use! Apple CEO Steve Jobs stated that “iPhone delivers the best YouTube mobile experience by far,now users can enjoy YouTube wherever they are – on their iPhone, on their Mac or on a widescreen TV in their living room with Apple TV.”

On the go or in bed people can download and watch their favourite youtube video’s off their Iphone Mobile. The video’s are free to view and download.

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Apple Iphone Review

Posted by answersplease on June 29, 2007

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Apple Iphone Review

Hello and welcome to the Apple Iphone Review article. The Apple Iphone is the deffinately the most amazing phone on the market at the moment (On my point of view). You can surf the internet (Modified version of Safari Web Browser) on a wider screen than other phones. Download and watch videoclips off YouTube. Check all your mail. A modified version of Google Maps to see where you are. An optimized version of the Mac OS X.

The Iphone has a 2.0 Megapixel camera to take the sharpest photos and videos. The iPhone allows conferencing, call holding, call merging, caller ID, and integration with other cellular network features and iPhone functions. For example, a playing song fades out when the user receives a call. Once the call is ended the music fades back in. The iPhone will include a Visual Voicemail feature in conjunction with AT&T Mobility.

the Apple Iphone is a touch screen 8.9 CM (3.5 inch ) liquid crystal display (320×480 px at 160 ppi) touch screen topped with optical-quality glass. Obiously play’s MP3’s (why would it be able to download songs off youtube then? lol) The Iphone also has 3G and has a retail cost of:  4 GB model for US$499 and an 8 GB model for US$599.

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Contra 4 Announced

Posted by answersplease on June 28, 2007

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Contra 4 Announced

Contra 4 Announced:Contra the heavyweight of arcade’s 4th game of the Contra series (Contra 4) was announced by Konami Digital Entertainment Inc. in Redwood City, California on the 20th of June Konami Digital Entertainment Inc. Contra 4 will have all the classic arcade style graphics and will be for the Nintendo DS.
Contra 4 takes place 2 years after the events of Contra III. After saving earth from invasion by Red Falcon, Bill Rizer and Lance Bean are confronted with a new arch enemy the terrifying Black Viper. Joined by Scorpion and the Mad Dog they must wage war against an entire army of invaders again. (yea…. LOL).

“There will be massive boss battles as players try to seek and destroy the weak points of sky-high enemies.” The game will also feature a grappling hook weapon that “lets players grab onto elements of the environment directly above them.” Stated Konami (Creator of the Game).
Contra 4 will be another run-and-gun alien-blasting co-op shooter game like the other games of the series. Contra 4 gives a whole new meaning to 2D shooting where you don’t just play on 1 screen but 2 screens!  It may have the classic arcade look but the 2 screens make it waaaaaaay better! (Sorry that’s the best I could do LOL).

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YouTube in 7 Additional Languages

Posted by answersplease on June 25, 2007

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YouTube in 7 Additional Languages

Yes YouTube, recently sold to Google for $1.6 BILLION, yes that’s right 1.6 Billion Smackers has added 7 additional Languages to the site. YouTube is a Free video clip site where you can view video clips, upload video clips and add comments on video clips. YouTube will create 7 sites dedicated for those languages.

YouTube in 7 Additional Languages — the 7 additional languages are French, Spanish, Portuguese, Italian, Japanese, Polish and Dutch — of which all will feature local language home pages, videos, rankings, searches and comments, as well as partners like Rai, the Italian broadcaster, the French magazine Glamour, V2 Music in the Netherlands and Real Madrid, the Spanish soccer team.

The day before Google announced that they will be spending 10 MILLION dollars (Feel like Dr.Evil LOL) on improving and developing Hybrid vehicles. Click Here to view the article on google’s ‘10 MILLION DOLLARS’ Investment on Hybrid cars.

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