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(TechSpot)   Tired of not being able to play Crysis on high settings, the US Navy has ordered a new supercomputer   (techspot.com) divider line
    More: Cool, Supercomputer, Supercomputer manufacturer Cray, United States Navy, United States Air Force, United States Department of Defense, Computer, US Navy, Cray Shasta computer  
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2020-02-19 9:59:13 AM  
That really is cool.
 
2020-02-19 11:24:13 AM  
We should see if we can find a similar article from 2000. I wonder where a supercomputer from back then would compare to today's tech.
 
2020-02-19 11:29:03 AM  
bad code is bad code no matter how much horsepower you throw at it
 
2020-02-19 11:39:02 AM  

Electrify: We should see if we can find a similar article from 2000. I wonder where a supercomputer from back then would compare to today's tech.


It's amusing to read over the specs of things like the old Cray YMP and whatnot from the late 80s/early 90s. A modern smartphone has more computing capability.
 
2020-02-19 11:48:59 AM  
There, there, laptop.

Just because your processing speed isn't measured in petaflops doesn't mean you're not a super computer, In my book.

/That said, maybe it's time I pressed the turbo button.
 
2020-02-19 12:01:42 PM  

Electrify: We should see if we can find a similar article from 2000. I wonder where a supercomputer from back then would compare to today's tech.


IBM's ASCI White came online in 2000 with a theoretical max of 12.3 TFLOPs.
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/ASCI_Wh​i​te

So we're right around 1000 times the compute power.
 
2020-02-19 12:17:00 PM  
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2020-02-19 1:10:40 PM  
I wonder what flavor of Shasta they are building it on
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2020-02-19 9:35:50 PM  

OldJames: I wonder what flavor of Shasta they are building it on
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Same to mention Shasta.
 
2020-02-20 3:53:44 PM  

kmfjd: bad code is bad code no matter how much horsepower you throw at it


Somewhat shockingly, the modern iteration of the original Crysis has more or less wallpapered over it.  I've got a reasonably modern video card, the rest of the PC is pretty much a plank - and it runs Crysis at max reliably about 99% of the time.  Mass explosions or spawn-ins can still chunk it a bit, but I was pleasantly surprised running it now.  Back when it first came out, I'd suspect you'd have needed the Star Trek farking Holodeck to even hit 18-20fps with it maxed.  I remember dropping literally everything to a bare minimum, and still only getting 30 or so in the fairly low key areas.  More like 18-20 with it busy.

/yes, I have the tendency to own slightly behind the eight ball PC's
//poverty's like that
///still, as long as they're good enough to run most things it'll work - and anymore that's mostly about the card not the rest of the system barring maybe HD load speed - which I can live with being ehh usually
 
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