other tech: Cray plans petaflop computer for 2008

Cray is making a petaflop computer with 24,000 quad core 2.6GHz Opterons. It will need 170MW of power. The Energy Department’s Oak Ridge National Laboratory expects to have it operational in 2008.

Chinese computer companies, Lenovo Group, Dawning and Galactic Computer, are planning petaflop computers by 2010 The Japanese computer maker Fujitsu is planning a three-petaflop computer. The Japanese Earth Simulator people are planning an inexpensive and innovative modification to that machine that would give it power equivalent to a 16-petaflop conventional computer. India also has plans for a petaflop computer