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Jasper


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PostPosted: Fri 22 Jun 2012, 13:15    Post_subject:  IBM's new supercomputer runs Linux!  

IBM's Sequoia is officially the world's fastest supercomputer.

It's said to run on Linux - probably a Puppy version - expect Barry K and Lobster know, but they may be sworn to secrecy.
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PostPosted: Fri 22 Jun 2012, 14:39    Post_subject:  

Probably a customized version of 'nix. IBM started their commitment to Linux in about 2002. AIX goes back even further
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PostPosted: Fri 22 Jun 2012, 14:59    Post_subject:  

According to Wikipedia , Sequoia runs Compute Node Linux (based on SUSE) and Red Hat Enterprise Linux.
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/IBM_Sequoia
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PostPosted: Sat 23 Jun 2012, 04:01    Post_subject:  

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IBM's Sequoia is officially

I wonder what the unofficial computers are up to?
Holding that thought should keep the tin hats occupied for a while . . .
Wink

The computer I am running has two processors (the main CPU and the maths co processor is now integrated) . . . but wait . . . it is a dual processor. So a bit more oomph and a GPU . . .
Quite primitive compared to the Sequoia . . .

I consider this an excellent internet and cloud connection design (yep it is Microsoft and yes others will have to up their game . . .)
http://www.extremetech.com/computing/131418-what-lengths-did-microsoft-go-to-keep-the-surface-a-secret

Google improve the network flow
http://www.forbes.com/sites/eliseackerman/2012/04/18/google-unveils-secret-worldwide-networking-project/

IBM work towards a brain tablet
http://www.eetimes.com/electronics-news/4218883/IBM-demos-cognitive-computer-chips

When we have a Sequoia or Quantum computer on a chip, what do we do? Real time reality enhancement, real time translation, reality simulation? I would suggest FTL (Faster than Light) travel, time and dimensional modeling etc all become feasible, realistic and possible projects. Personally I would like such computing linked to a 3D printer. What sort of societal structure will emerge to allow such projects?
http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/programmes/click_online/9730966.stm

Should be fun. Shocked

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PostPosted: Sat 23 Jun 2012, 11:21    Post_subject:  

For those with a deep (at least 30 foot) interest in time travel, science and technology here is a quote which Lobster may set to self-destruct soon:

http://puppylinux.info/topic/makes-ya-feel-bloody-proud-to-be-australian
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