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    Supercomputer rankings

    I'm not really meaning this as self promotion, but just to let people know what I do. Our new supercomputer has taken the top rankings on all the major supercomputer scores. I wrote the English press releases, so any complaints can go my way.

    https://www.riken.jp/en/news_pubs/ne...3_1/index.html
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    Well that's cool...

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    Please tell me you wrote the press release on it!
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    Quote Originally Posted by Trebuchet View Post
    Please tell me you wrote the press release on it!
    He did tell you (us)!:
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    I wrote the English press releases, so any complaints can go my way.
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    This was reported in my morning paper!
    (They didn't print the press release, sorry.)
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    Quote Originally Posted by pzkpfw View Post
    This was reported in my morning paper!
    (They didn't print the press release, sorry.)
    Thanks for letting me know. That's normal, I don't think any newspaper would normally print a press release without modifying it. In fact, once I asked a journalist at a conference about using puns and other cute things in press releases, and his answer was, "it's good, but don't make it too good, because my editor won't allow me to use the same headline used in the press release."

    Just out of curiosity, did you notice where it was from? Reuters or AFP?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Jens View Post
    Thanks for letting me know. That's normal, I don't think any newspaper would normally print a press release without modifying it. In fact, once I asked a journalist at a conference about using puns and other cute things in press releases, and his answer was, "it's good, but don't make it too good, because my editor won't allow me to use the same headline used in the press release."

    Just out of curiosity, did you notice where it was from? Reuters or AFP?
    Wasn't attributed sorry. Page 21 in the "World" section. Under CQ rules I'd better not say what its neighboring news items were!

    Edit: scanning the paper I found two items with "The Times" at the end, and four with "AP", none with "Reuters". Previous day "Telegraph Group" x 2, one "Washington Post" and a couple more "The Times".
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    I'd hate to play Pong on this thing's fastest setting.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Jens View Post
    I'm not really meaning this as self promotion, but just to let people know what I do. Our new supercomputer has taken the top rankings on all the major supercomputer scores. I wrote the English press releases, so any complaints can go my way.

    https://www.riken.jp/en/news_pubs/ne...3_1/index.html
    How many towers are at the facility?

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    Amazing that this thing is a million times faster than super computers from 25 years ago.
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    Quote Originally Posted by bknight View Post
    How many towers are at the facility?
    What do you mean by towers? Pillars? Racks?


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    Quote Originally Posted by Chuck View Post
    I'd hate to play Pong on this thing's fastest setting.
    Agree. I definitely would not want to try that.


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    Quote Originally Posted by Jens View Post
    What do you mean by towers? Pillars? Racks?


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    OK then how many computers in that room.

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    Supercomputer rankings

    Quote Originally Posted by bknight View Post
    OK then how many computers in that room.
    Well, it’s one computer, but with a massively parallel architecture as with other supercomputers. It has about 400 racks and a total of about 150,000 cores.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Jens View Post
    Well, it’s one computer, but with a massively parallel architecture as with other supercomputers. It has about 400 racks and a total of about 150,000 cores.
    And just for comparison, a typical personal computer would have maybe 2 to 8 cores. I checked mine, and it has 4.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Jens View Post
    And just for comparison, a typical personal computer would have maybe 2 to 8 cores. I checked mine, and it has 4.
    It gets trickier than that when you consider GPU cores and not just CPU cores. For instance here’s a list of CUDA core count by Nvidia card:

    https://gist.github.com/cavinsmith/e...9eaa8775e3284e

    The high end GTX Titan Z has 5760 cores. However, it is important to consider that GPU cores are more specialized and limited than CPU cores. On the other hand, CPU/GPU combos are used in supercomputer architectures and GPUs are often used for compute heavy tasks on PCs. For that matter, a properly set up present day PC would count as a supercomputer if you could send it back in a time machine to a couple decades or so back.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Van Rijn View Post
    .. and GPUs are often used for compute heavy tasks on PCs. ...
    I remember being surprised (though it was obvious in hindsight) when bitcoin mining was a significant factor in the supply and cost of video cards.
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    Quote Originally Posted by pzkpfw View Post
    I remember being surprised (though it was obvious in hindsight) when bitcoin mining was a significant factor in the supply and cost of video cards.
    I remember that well. Nvidia stock price went way up (along with tight card supply) and then later dropped dramatically when bitcoin and some other “mining” became less profitable. It’s come back since though. (I own a few shares so have an interest. The ups and downs aren’t for the faint of heart.)

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