News The GREAT President Obama Wants the US To Build The World's Fastest Supercomputer

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  1. Ving

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    Thanks Obama

    • AUTHOR: KLINT FINLEY.KLINT FINLEY BUSINESS
    • DATE OF PUBLICATION: 07.29.15.07.29.15
    • TIME OF PUBLICATION: 5:36 PM.5:36 PM
    OBAMA WANTS THE US TO BUILD THE WORLD’S FASTEST SUPERCOMPUTER
    PRESIDENT BARACK OBAMA has signed an executive order authorizing the creation of new supercomputing research initiative called the National Strategic Computing Initiative, or NSCI. Its goal: pave the way for the first exaflop supercomputer—something that’s about 30 times faster than today’s fastest machines.

    Supercomputers are at the heart of a huge number of important scientific and defense research projects. They’re used by aerospace engineers to model planes and weapons, and by climatologists to predict the the near-term impact of hurricanes and the long-term effects of climate change. Researchers involved in the White House’s Precision Medicine initiative believe exaflop speed supercomputers could aid the creation of personalized drugs, while the European Commission’s Human Brain Project hopes they will help unlock the secrets of the human brain.

    Several government agencies, most notably the Department of Energy, have been deeply involved in the development of supercomputers over the last few decades, but they’ve typically worked separately. The new initiative will bring together scientists and government agencies such as the Department of Energy, Department of Defense and the National Science Foundation to create a common agenda for pushing the field forward.

    The specifics are thin on the ground at the moment. The Department of Energy has already identified the major challenges preventing “exascale” computing today, according to a fact sheet released by the government, but the main goal of the initiative, for now, be to get disparate agencies working together on common goals.

    It’s hard not to see the initiative as a response to China’s gains in supercomputing. Earlier this month TOP500, an organization that ranks supercomputers by performance, announced that China’s 33.86 petaflop Tianhe-2 is still the fastest supercomputer in the world. The US still has more computers on the TOP500 list than any other country in the world, but researchers have worried for years about falling behind China.

    An exaflop is about 1,000 petaflops, and would represent a massive leap forward in computing power. But creating an exaflop computer is about more than just finding a way to build faster hardware. Creating applications that can take advantage of such an architecture is a challenge in its own right. NCSI will also prioritize the creation of supercomputers that can handle vast quantities of rapidly changing data.
     
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    Well, if there's anyone who knows about flops, it would be the "great" Pres. Obama. :coffee:
     
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    if a stranger read this thread and didn't know how painfully retarded ving was, he/she would definitely think ving was being sarcastic.
     
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    Process dem checks, yo.
     
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    Ya. I usually avoid. Felt like shitting on this one.
     
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    You're one to talk :jumping::spaz::bounce::giggle::lol1::backlol::lmao::nojj::rofl::spit:
     
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    I talked to a hyper-intelligent programmer friend of mine. The guy has genius IQ; if he looks at a memory dump, he can figure out what happens, insane shit like that.

    According to him it's a great idea to stay on top, but to do it properly, they would have to come up with a long-term plan. If they want to rush into this and get it done in anything less than 10 years, it will be possible, but not in an elegant/efficient way.

    I wonder what the deadline is for booting it up for the first time.
     
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    Great :spit:
     
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    obomba knows as much about computers as he does fitness.

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    Never worked a day in his life.
     
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    Executive order!
     
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    who will be able to do this? we have full employment you know :haha:
     
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    Yeah great, maybe we can build a car that isn't a total piece of shit first. :jj:
     
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    We need this....especially if you are a gamer, the computer is always too slow.
     
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    If this cures lagging lesbian porn gifs then I am all for it.
     
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    Who is this faggot? Judging by the witty reply, i assume one of ving's mults?
     
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    What a big computer you have!

    The better to spy on you with my dear!
     
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    He needs that research to put section 8 housing in the wealthy neighborhoods before next November.
     
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