Teraflop chips, AMD Firestream 500 cores versus Nvidia Tesla 10P with 30,000 threads

More teraflop chips are being introduced by AMD and Nvidia. AMD FireStream 9250 will be available at the end of Sept 2008 for $1999. The FireStream chips can perform “double precision” floating-point calculations at 1 teraflop of performance. A 4x Crossfire X configuration is good for almost 5 TFlops, which means 1.2 TFlops per RV770 …

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US Air force plans nuclear power plant and navy geothermal for bases

According to a recent article in Energy and Environment News, the Air Force is planning to build a 100-225 megawatt nuclear power reactor. Wired blogs mentioned air force interest in nuclear power for bases back in late 2007 Inside the Air Force: headline: Air Force to sign Letter of Intent for Nuclear plant by late …

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