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Blue Gene even faster
Monday, October 31, 2005

What Blue Gene is now able to do every second, any person in the world with a handheld calculator would take decades to accomplish.

But why would anyone want to?! Who writes this stufF?

Now, the race is on to reach a petaflop i.e. 1,000 trillion calculations per second, a milestone, which could change the way we look at science, engineering and business, and more importantly, will have IBM and its government partners at loggerheads with Japan, in a bid to reach the target. (emphasis mine)

The business aspects of IBM and Japan are more important than changing the way we look at science, etc. I don't think so. I also don't think that a bald assertion that going a lot faster is going to change the way we look at things is worth much.


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