[Beowulf] Exascale by the end of the year?

Peter St. John peter.st.john at gmail.com
Fri Feb 28 11:22:17 PST 2014

Who would take your bet?
With $50B I could maybe orchestrate a leveraged buy out of oh, say,
Microsoft. I don't grok spending that on one computer complex. That is
approximately NASA's budget for the ISS over 30 years (Wiki says $70B in
current dollars).

On Fri, Feb 28, 2014 at 1:42 PM, Ellis H. Wilson III <ellis at cse.psu.edu>wrote:

> On 02/28/2014 12:49 PM, Douglas Eadline wrote:
>> If you have some time, have a listen to this prodcast from
>> HPC Wire where Nicole Hemsoth interviews some guy who claims
>> he will have an exascale system by the end of the year, using 1000 MW
>> of fuel cells and funding of $50 billion from the foreign currency
>> arbitrage industry. And let's not forget the Exabyte of storage for good
>> measure.
>> "Meet the Man Who Says He's Building the First Exascale System...in 2014"
>> http://www.hpcwire.com/soundbite/meet-man-building-
>> 2014-exascale-computer/
>> Well at least somebody going to sell a lot of kit.
> Where can we place our bets?
> ellis
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