Yokemate of Keyboards
Posts: 11868 from 2003/5/22
> Funny guy.
He's been uttering interesting statements again:
"Power.org came onto the scene back in 2005, with IBM and Freescale as founding members.
Freescale, while not actually being a founding member, got founding member status when it joined Power.org only in 2006, not in 2005.
"we recently celebrated Power.org’s 20th anniversary.
Ah, so it's year 2025 already. Nice to know.
"Android + MPC5521e, and Android + MPC5525
I guess that should read MPC5121e and MPC5125 (MobileGT), as MPC55xx
is really another kind of thing (Qorivva).
"If you have watched the news lately, you probably know that in terms of high-performance computing, two of the Top 10 and five of the Top 20 most powerful computers are based on Power Architecture.
Actually, in the Top 10 this is just one, namely Roadrunner on rank #10.
"Included in these are the BlueGene/Q and also the BlueWater, which will be installed next year.
Actually, BlueGene/Q is not in the Top 20 but on rank #109. And how can BlueWaters be in the current Top 20 when it's not even installed yet as he says?
"The Blue Gene/Q [supercomputer] is characterized by a 16-core chip and [...] uses Power7
Actually, it uses A2 core based Power BQC chips, not POWER7 (which has only up to 8 cores anyway).
"Editor’s note: Blue Gene/Q was also ranked No. 1 on the list of the world’s fastest supercomputers for six years in a row (see www.top500.org)
That's complete nonsense. BlueGene/Q was a new entry to the list in 2010 and hasn't even reached Top 100 once. The most successful BlueGene to date was BlueGene/L, which was #1 from 2004 to 2008, i.e. 3.5 years, not 6. It was superseded by Roadrunner as the new #1 in 2008.
"We have gone from 596 teraflops in 2004 [with Blue Gene/L]
Actually, BlueGene/L was #1 in 2004 with only 92 teraflops. 596 teraflops had not been reached before 2007 (with BlueGene/L on #1).
"to 1 petaflop in 2008 with Blue Gene/P.
Actually, 1 petaflops was reached in 2008 by Roadrunner, not by BlueGene/P. BlueGene/P reached 1 petaflops only in 2009.
"And now with Blue Gene/Q, as I mentioned, we are reaching 20 petaflops.
Actually, 20 petaflops for BlueGene/Q has been postponed to at least 2012. It's currently at 0.1 petaflops, which is only 0.5% of the performance they're aiming at for 2012 (or later).
Source for this pile of crap statements: http://www.mil-embedded.com/articles/id/?5269