18 August 2015

On, Comet! On, Cupid! On, Dunder and Blixem!

Just saw that Cray has sold an XC machine to the Danish weather folks. Which got me to wondering/assuming that the HFT folks are using such machines. Oddly, the innterTubes didn't pop up a story immediately, but did list this one on IBM's efforts to get Power7 and Power8 machines into the business.
With the Core i7 K series chip, says Keene, you can have four cores running at 4.5 GHz, or two running at 4.8 GHz, and even one running at 5 GHz, but he laughs and says you need liquid nitrogen to cool it. Moreover, these chips burn out in 30 to 60 days and they are not under warranty, either.

For the sole purpose of simply shifting moolah from the pockets of the 99% to the pockets of the .1%. And some call this progress?

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