[Beowulf] IBM Sequoia

John Hearns hearnsj at googlemail.com
Wed Feb 4 08:09:35 PST 2009

2009/2/4 Bruno Coutinho <coutinho at dcc.ufmg.br>:
> Each compute card could have a octa core processor and some memory chips.
> Like Blue Gene/P, each node card could have 16 compute cards and each card
> will be 2U high (but they will put two sideways like older Blue Genes).
> So they can pack 100 cores in a 1U space without magic! :)
> But cool this thing will now be easy.
> Probably they will use something like refrigerated doors (or walls).

Special packaging? Engineering effort and expertise given to cooling a
system which would otherwise melt?
Systems cabinets arranged in rings or squares?
Seymour Cray is laughing out loud on his personal cloud of freon
vapour right now.

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