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07/16/2003 Entry: "Thinkin' maaachine supacomputers"
UK's computer science peeps built their latest creation today, the KASY0,
Kentucky ASYmmetric Zero. I went over and shot some pics that will run
with a later story so I'll do something with them in the mean time.
It's could end up being the cheapest
terraflop computer in the world, hoping to achieve 1 trillion floating
point operations per second at a cool $39,000.
But the real test will begin when it tries to run Greymatter.
It's predecessor KLAT2,
the Kentucky Linux Athlon Testbed, was able to achieve something in the
range of 150 GFLOPS or something (I can't remember the exact amount)
but irregardless, the new KASY0 can achieve much faster speeds for a
cheaper price than KLAT2. I've also seen where someone has done a
similar feat with PS2s.
However, the FNN (Flat Neighborhood Network) that they used was
invented by these guys using a genetic search algorithm. Basically,
they used a computer to create their complicated network for them.
KAYS0 is built using 128 Athlon XP 2600+ cpus. Here's
a look at the computer room before all the parts for the new cluster
arrived. I don't know why they have a monitor wall, but I want one.
THIS is probably what it looks like at NOTD's internet provider just because we use Greymatter.
Replies: 6 comments
i think scott was facetious in the third post.
Posted by dave @ 07/17/2003 07:24 PM CST
Tell that to Kinny
Posted by Derek @ 07/17/2003 05:43 PM CST
OMG OMG OMG why the FUCK would anyone run greymatter on 128 computers? shit. Coranto kicks greymatter's ass anyday!
Posted by jason @ 07/17/2003 05:40 PM CST
....and finally, $5 to whomever can decipher when i'm being serious and when i'm being facetious.
Posted by scott @ 07/17/2003 12:28 PM CST
....furthermore, they really should look
into getting some of those real cool Alienware cases. I mean, if
you're dealing with 5 billion ghz in processing power, you should at
LEAST make it look pretty! TSK!
Posted by scott @ 07/17/2003 12:24 PM CST
OMG AMD PROSECSORS!!!! BUT INTEL IS TEH
BEST THEY HAVE THE COMMCERCIALS WITH THE ALIENS AND THE BLUE GUYS AND
INTEL *TRULY* UNLOCKCS THE PERFORMANCECO F YOUR COMPUTER! THE TV TELLS
ME SO. WHAT A BUN CH OF NOOBS LOLOLOLOLOLOL!!!!!!!111ONEONE
Posted by scott @ 07/17/2003 10:48 AM CST
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