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Rumor: NSA Exaflop Supercomputer by 2015, Sweet!!!

Dear Buzz Gang and Crew,
For those into supercomputing, you have to love this rumor. The NSA has received approval to build a state-of-the-art data center near Fort Meade, Md. This data center is due to go online in December 2015. The data center itself is quite interesting and there are links below that describe it. What has gotten the buzz on the net is what the NSA plans to put in that data center.

Rumor has it that the NSA will be deploying an "Exaflop" supercomputer to be used for intelligence, analysis and information gathering. Okay, so let's put this to the numbers:

What is an Exaflop:
1 Exaflop = 10 followed by 18 zeroes (10^1Cool
1 Exaflop = one quintillion (10^1Cool floating point operations per second
1 Exaflop = 1 million trillion calculations per second

Bottom-line, that is really "dang" fast. Again this is rumor but considering what IBM demonstrated recently during the game show Jeopardy, it is theoretically possible to have computing power of this magnitude by 2015. Sweet!!!

Later People. Happy

http://patriotpost.us/commentary/2011/05/04/the-strange-world-of-nsa-mind-control/
http://oxylife.blogspot.com/2011/04/speculation-nsa-building-exaflop.html
http://insidehpc.com/2011/04/21/nsa-to-build-900-million-hpc-datacenter/
http://techie-buzz.com/online-security/speculation-nsa-building-exaflop-supercomputer.html
http://www.informationweek.com/news/government/enterprise-architecture/229402009<span id="INSERTION_MARKER">

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No rumor. iPad 2 may have bested 1990 supercomputers.
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MODIFICATIONSFORYOURSUPERCOMPUTER123456789012345678901234567

YOU NEED 64CORES OR 128CORES OR 512CORES OR 1024CORES OR 2KCORES OR 4KCORES
OR 8KCORES ETC...
THEN YOU NEED STATIC RAM CACHES A FEW HUNDRED OF THE ANTIQUE 8MEGSTATICRAMCACHESTICKS

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(NT) Sounds like a Nvidia CUDA!

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