Parallel processing in super servers

Aron Schatz
May 8, 2003
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IBM has announced plans for Blue Gene, a super computer unlike any I've heard of before. The System will runs thousands upon thousands of CPUs to get its computational power. Parallel computing at its finest.


IBM has begun building the chips that will be used in the first Blue Gene, a machine dubbed Blue Gene/L that will run Linux and have more than 65,000 computing nodes, said Bill Pulleyblank, director of IBM's Deep Computing Institute and the executive overseeing the project. Each node has a small chip with an unusually large number of functions crammed onto the single slice of silicon: two processors, four accompanying mathematical engines, 4MB of memory and communication systems for five separate networks.


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