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ARM Reaches for Supercomputers

8/22/2016 03:00 PM EDT
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tb100   8/23/2016 6:07:15 PM
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This is very interesting. I remember when IBM had the top speed supercomputer BlueGene, which they built with their low-end PowerPC processor (440 or something like that). It was a low-end chip, but it was extremely power-efficient (MIPS/Watt), so they could pack a lot of them into a small area and ended up with more processing power than computers designed with high-end, power-hungry chips.

If this ARM is as efficient as they say, it could be used in a similar way to build a power-house supercomputer.

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