Re: computing breakthrough - full text

Spike Jones (
Thu, 11 Feb 1999 01:48:33 -0800

Eliezer S. Yudkowsky wrote:

> Salt Lake City, Utah. A Salt Lake City company announced
> today the production of the world’s first supercomputer
> capable of performing 12.84 trillion calculations per second,

thanks for the site eliezer. the university of mannheim claims to be the worlds benchmark center for supercomputers. it evidently has some means of fairly comparing the performance of both scalar and vector machines. i want to see how they rate the star bridge system.

this is of special interest to me as i am part of a distrbuted computing project called gimps, the great internet mersenne prime search. with over 6000 active accounts, this project is sustaining a thruput of over 400 gigflops, the equivalent of 13 cray supercomputers. it is really cool. {8-] spike