Monday, June 20, 2011

Japan has fastest computer -- can only run on Thursdays


I just had to put this in!  Lately, a lot of this ridiculous extra computing power has gone into earthquake modeling.  A fat lot of good it did them!  But seriously folks, these computers can only tackle a small subset of computing tasks because of the horrendous effort to program parallel computers.  They would be good for realistic seismic analysis, such as discovering why certain structures (condos and nuclear plants) have a glass jaw for earthquakes.  Anyway, I hope it doesn't use up too much power!  :)

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