The new Sequoia supercomputer from IBM has become the world’s fastest computer. The Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory machine has 1.5 million processing cores and weighs the equivalent of 30 elephants. Performing at a meager 16.3 quadrillion calculations per second. When Sequoia is really firing on all cylinders, also sometime later this year, it will hit 20 petaflops per second. The way Livermore explains it, if every single person on earth worked nonstop on a calculator for an entire year, they could do the same number of calculations in 320 years that Sequoia cranks out in an hour.
I’m sure that I will soon be able to process all my astrophotos in about a minute, once I have my own. I mean every astrophoto that I have ever taken. For the past 10 years. In about a minute. I wonder if I can get a variance for the new rooms I’ll need to install this at my house….just wondering.
– Ex astris, scientia –