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Playstation chips + Red Hat = speed record

By   |  June 10, 2008

IBM’s Roadrunner supercomputer, built using the Cell chips that power the Sony Playstation 3, has smashed its way into the supercomputing record books. The Roadrunner, which combines 12 960 of the Cell chips with 6 948 standard dual-core AMD Opteron chips and 80 terabytes of memory, is the first supercomputer to top 1 quadrillion calculations a second, or the equivalent of one petaflop.

The new speed record makes the Roadrunner, which runs Red Hat Linux, more than twice as fast as the previous record holder, IBM’s Blue Gene supercomputer.

The supercomputer will be installed at a US government laboratory later this year. When it’s not busy monitoring the nuclear stockpile, Roadrunner will also be used for research into astronomy, genomics and climate change.

IBM’s Blue Gene, the previous record holder, runs at a relatively leisurely pace of just 478.2 teraflops using 212 992 processors, significantly less than the Roadrunner’s less more than 20 000 processors.

The success of the Roadrunner is built on combining the Cell chips from the Playstation with the standard PC processors. IBM modified the Cell chips to allow them to carry more bandwidth.

The standard processors are used to perform the computation needed while the Cell chips crunch the raw data.

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7 Responses to “Playstation chips + Red Hat = speed record”

  1. ThreeSpeech » Roadrunner, fastest supercomputer in the world, uses PS3 Cell chips.
    June 10th, 2008 @ 2:18 pm

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  2. Irregular Activity
    June 12th, 2008 @ 10:14 am

    1 Quadrillion – that’s a ridiculous amount of processing power. What’s next?

  3. Rich Sharples’ Blog » Blog Archive » Tab Sweep - JBoss / Red Hat
    June 12th, 2008 @ 2:26 pm

    […] runs on the biggest baddest (and fastest) supercomputer (IBM’s Roadrunner) which uses the same Cell processor as the PS3. And you can […]

  4. SneakyWho_am_i
    June 18th, 2008 @ 4:04 am

    I apologize in advance for any and all typographical errors. The only dfield in this form that I can read is the Spam Protection Field — all the others have a white background colour and no froeground colour. White on white, not exactly very easy to read :( :(

    Anyway….
    Shouldn’t “significatly less” be “significantly more”??

  5. Alastair
    June 18th, 2008 @ 6:37 am

    @SneakyWho_am_i:

    You’re right about the less than/more than thank. Thanks.

    Not sure about the white text on white background. I haven’t seen that before. What browser are you using?

  6. Archimerged
    June 18th, 2008 @ 11:31 pm

    IBM’s Blue Gene, the previous record holder, runs at a relatively leisurely pace of just 478.2 teraflops using 212 992 processors, significantly less than the Roadrunner’s less more than 20 000 processors.

    should be recast to avoid the confusing structure.

    The Roadrunner uses significantly fewer processors than the previous record holder, IBM’s Blue Gene, which runs at a relatively leisurely pace of just 478.2 teraflops on 212 992 processors.

  7. Archimerged
    June 18th, 2008 @ 11:35 pm

    Or better,

    The Roadrunner uses only 6% as many processors as the previous record holder, IBM’s Blue Gene, which runs at a relatively leisurely pace of just 478.2 teraflops on 212 992 processors.

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