Silicon Graphics heeft bekend gemaakt dat het van de amerikaanse regering financiŽle support krijgt voor de ontwikkeling van een nieuwe Cray supercomputer met een performance van tientallen teraflops! Da's nog eens wat anders dan zo'n wit-granieten doos :
SGI (NYSE:SGI) today announced that it will be receiving significant financial development support for the company's Cray SV2TM supercomputer system from several U.S. government agencies, including the National Security Agency (NSA). The Crayģ system, currently in development, will dramatically extend the capability of supercomputers. Specifically designed to meet the needs of the high-end user, SGI's Cray SV2 will provide exceptional memory bandwidth, interconnections and vector-processing capabilities.
[...] In addition to critical government applications, the Cray SV2 supercomputer will contribute to advances in areas such as automotive design, aerospace engineering, weather and climate prediction, and academic research. The supercomputer will feature powerful vector processors while exploiting SGI's ccNUMA (cache-coherent non-uniform memory access) architecture. Plans call for the system to scale to peak performances of multiple tens of teraflops, many times faster than any supercomputer in existence today. One teraflop is equivalent to a trillion calculations per second.