Re: Blue Gene

John Clark (
Mon, 6 Dec 1999 16:06:19 -0500

Robert J. Bradbury <> Wrote:

> The protein folding problem is *much* more difficult than nanoscale design

True, in fact very few problems are is hard as protein folding, that why I was so impressed. I think it's interesting that until about a decade ago biology was the only area of scientific research where computers did not play a major part, now the largest computer of all (by far) will be engaged in it exclusively.

>1 million processors works out to 32K chips, figuring 16 chips per board
>works out to 2048 boards. It isn't going to fit on my desk but it will fit in a
>couple of racks.

It still won't fit on your desk but It will have 64 chips or 2048 processors on each mother board.

John K Clark