World’s Largest Supercomputer

I don’t usually get excited these days about computers, but I popped onto Jonathan Schwartz’s blog and was simply astounded at the specs of that supercomputer!

The thing has 500M cpu-hours annually! 4,000 Opteron blades! 120 TB of RAM!!

All running on CentOs; Linux of course…

Best of all, you can apply to get time on it! I wonder if running fantasy football stat simulations is a valid use of this beast? I missed the playoffs last year, maybe this thing could help my draft strategy?!

We’ll probably all need one of these for the next release of Windows, in 2020.