One Milky Way is the name
chosen for a new supercomputer installed in China, the second in the world
capable of exceeding a petaflop of processing power. One result of this type is
obtained with architecture mixed with Intel and ATI.
The system includes Intel’s 6144 processor, divided equally
between solutions Xeon E5540 (2.53 GHz clock, 8 Mbytes L3 cache, 80 watts
maximum TDP, Socket LGA 1366; Nehalem architecture) and Xeon E5450 (3 GHz clock,
L2 cache 12 Mbytes; maximum 80 Watt TDP, Socket LGA 771, Core 2 architecture) is
based solutions quad core architecture, characterized by a maximum content of 80
For the GPU, the choice fell on ATI Radeon HD 4870 X2,
solutions that combine two GPUs on each PCB, in total there are 2560 of these
cards for a total of 5120 GPU available to the system.
The maximum throughput of Milky Way One reach 1.206
petaflops, taking as reference the Linpack benchmark, a standard for assessing
the performance of this type of systems, provides a value of 563.1 teraflops
The system, an accomplice to the large number of GPU and CPU
integrated, high covers an area equal to 1,000 square feet, with a total of 103
rack with a cooling system independently for each. Milky Way One will be used
for calculations related to oil exploration to bio-medicine and the design of
it might be good but…can it play Crysis?