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Inside Tsubame, Japan's GPU-Based Supercomputer

Startled Hippo writes "Japan's Tsubame supercomputer was ranked 29th-fastest in the world in the latest Top 500 ranking with a speed of 77.48T Flops (floating point management study per second) on the industry-standard Linpack benchmark. Why is it so special? It uses NVIDIA GPUs. Tsubame includes hundreds of artwork processors of the same type used in user PCs, working next to CPUs in a mixed ambiance that some say is a model for future supercomputers serving disciplines like substance chemistry." Unlike the GPU-based Tesla, Tsubame definitely won't be mistaken for a 3 computer.

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