A Look into HP’s new supercomputer
Everyday, technology is being revolutionized in all subjects that will change the future. Last week, HP, announced it’s plans to change the way computer’s work with The Machine.
HP first started with the idea of creating a supercomputer that transfers data at lightning speed. Within 250 nanoseconds, The Machine would have processed 160 petabytes, HP says. There were many obstacles within the architectural aspect of the computer. For instance, Instead of using outdated copper wires, the new machine will opt for a strand of fiber withphotonic cables that transfers up to 6 terabytes at a time. Not only are these cable’s made for an extreme amount of data transfer,but they will require 89% less energy.
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Memristors is another great feature of the technology that lies within the supercomputer. Memristors store information with little to no power and is considered cheaper and faster than flash drives and DRAM. Hp wants “You to be able to store your entire life; think of 100 terabytes on your smartphone,” HP’s Martin Fink said.
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Imagine having the world’s database in the palm of your hand’s. Doctor’s can compare patient’s results in a different geographic location and share photos all across the globe in a matter of nanoseconds. With this new technology, the possibilities are endless.