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Vehl Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Jun-21-11 10:45 PM
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16. NSA Building $896.5 Million Supercomputing Center

The National Security Agency is designing a new $895.6 million supercomputing center that will be constructed at its Fort Meade, Md., headquarters over the next several years, Department of Defense budget documents reveal.

The NSA's new High Performance Computing Center, slated to be complete by December 2015, will be designed to with energy efficiency, security, and lots of "state-of-the-art" computing horsepower in mind, according to unclassified specs found in the documents, which detail numerous military construction project budgets, including several NSA efforts.

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  -Japan reveals world's fastest Supercomputer (8.2 Petaflops !!) Vehl  Jun-20-11 09:44 PM   #0 
  - Great news! Can the Japanese government get some accurate fallout models now?  Poll_Blind   Jun-20-11 09:48 PM   #1 
  - Supercomputers are also used to design nuclear weapons  Brianboru   Jun-20-11 09:52 PM   #2 
  - yeah  Vehl   Jun-20-11 10:16 PM   #9 
  - K&R  midnight   Jun-20-11 09:54 PM   #3 
  - Kewl.  The Midway Rebel   Jun-20-11 09:55 PM   #4 
  - Meanwhile, in America....  RandySF   Jun-20-11 09:55 PM   #5 
  - Cool. Now I know what a petaflop is.  stevedeshazer   Jun-20-11 09:57 PM   #6 
  - How large is the solar array that powers it?  postulater   Jun-20-11 09:58 PM   #7 
  - But somehow  guitar man   Jun-20-11 10:03 PM   #8 
  - go firefox :P  Vehl   Jun-20-11 10:19 PM   #10 
  - Go Opera  kentauros   Jun-20-11 11:53 PM   #11 
  - ...and the inexorable march toward the Singularity continues unabated.  MilesColtrane   Jun-21-11 12:03 AM   #12 
  - Figured you would get jumped by the nuclear peanut gallery.  miyazaki   Jun-21-11 12:36 AM   #13 
  - Wait three years and that machine will be history.  LiberalAndProud   Jun-21-11 12:49 AM   #14 
  - With that bandwidth FreeRepublic won't crash on Romney threads anymore.  Monk06   Jun-21-11 12:56 AM   #15 
  - NSA Building $896.5 Million Supercomputing Center  Vehl   Jun-21-11 10:45 PM   #16 

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