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November 19, 2006

New architectures for better supercomputers

Thomas Sterling is leading the Nasa Gilgamesh project to develop the MIND architecture, a fault tolerant space-borne PIM chip and is an investigator on the DARPA-sponsored Cray Cascade Project to build a Petaflops computer by 2010. Important near term developments are streaming, the Data Vortex network, processor in memory, multithreading, and parcel-driven transaction processing among others.

SC06 (supercomputer 2006) conference also discussed 100Ghz superconductor systems

Japan's plans for 10 petaflop computer and ambitions for 100 petaflop and exaflop machines

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