A Petaflop machine in 20 racks?

Mark Andrew Smith Mark at MarkAndrewSmith.co.uk
Thu Oct 16 19:36:23 EDT 2003


Comment: As each generation of this chip gets more powerful, in an
exponential way, then clusters of these chips could be used to break
encryption algorithms via brute force approaches.  If this became anywhere
near an outside chance of a possibility of succeeding, or even threat of,
then I would expect Governments to carefully consider export requirements
and restrictions, or even in the extreme, classify it as a military armament
similar to early RSA 128bit software encryption ciphers.

However it could be the dawn of a new architecture for us all.....


Kindest regards,


Mark Andrew Smith
Tel: (01942)722518
Mob: (07866)070122
http://www.MarkAndrewSmith.co.uk/


-----Original Message-----
From: beowulf-admin at scyld.com [mailto:beowulf-admin at scyld.com]On Behalf
Of Bryce Bockman
Sent: 16 October 2003 21:15
To: beowulf at beowulf.org
Subject: A Petaflop machine in 20 racks?


Hi all,

	Check out this article over at wired:

http://www.wired.com/news/technology/0,1282,60791,00.html

  It makes all sorts of wild claims, but what do you guys think?
Obviously, there's memory bandwidth limitations due to PCI.  Does anyone
know anything else about these guys?

Cheers,
Bryce

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