It’s a beautiful time of year – everything is just exploding with colour. The weather is interesting – beautiful cloudy rainy days, brilliant sunny days. As soon as you’re used to the temperature or the smell or the sounds it changes again.
I did a little research and the first time a supercomputer reached that kind of performance was in 2001. It was the ASCI White at Lawrence Livermore labs, with 8192 Power3 cores, consuming 12,288 kw of power.
To put that in perspective: this new Nvidia board consumes 0.002% of the power for the same computing throughput, and could fit in a small briefcase rather than needing its own building.