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Army_Of_1

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http://news.com.com/2100-1001-233954.html

Blue Gene will take on the problem of protein folding, the biochemical process by which complex molecules are constructed by instructions carried in DNA. As proteins are assembled from components called amino acids, the long strand of molecules twists and folds into a three-dimensional bundle, leaving some "active" sites protruding from the protein to react with the environment.

that's one powerful computer! 65,000 CPU's!!!
 

Thespis377

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AWESOME!!!! I wish I could get the Cluster here at Mississippi State U folding. It's got 1039 processors in it, and they don't ever hit anywhere close to 100% utilization. It spikes up around 80%. Thanks IBM for helping the cause!

FOLD ON!!!
 

nikhsub1

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Army_Of_1 said:
http://news.com.com/2100-1001-233954.html



that's one powerful computer! 65,000 CPU's!!!
I see it as 1,048,576 CPU's!!! Here is a quote from the article:

"A total of 64 of those 32-CPU chips will be packaged in a computing node; then eight nodes will be stacked in each rack. Building 64 of these racks will get IBM to its goal of a petaflop--a quadrillion "floating-point" mathematical operations per second.