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The final piece of Cray's "Baker" XE6 massively parallel supercomputers, on which the company's financial 2010 hinges, make its debut today. The unveiling comes a week ahead of the International Super Computing conference in Hamburg, Germany, and at Cray's user group meeting in Edinburgh, Scotland. Cray has not said much …

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  1. Anonymous Coward
    Anonymous Coward

    Edinburgh, Scotland

    How many other Edinburghs do you know?

    1. /dev/null
      Coat

      Well, there's Edinburgh, Indiana...

      ...population 4500, area 2.8 sq miles. Or Edinburgh, the suburb of Adelaide, population 168 plus an air force base. Both entirely plausible locations for a Cray User Group conference :-)

    2. Anonymous Coward
      Coat

      Edinburgh near Adelaide

      Sorry, couldn't resist...

      http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Edinburgh,_South_Australia

  2. KjetilS
    Coat

    But..

    Can it run Crysis?

  3. Chris Holt
    Paris Hilton

    Compilation will be fun

    Not often you get to type make -j 1000000 legitimately

    Thats if make was made with more than an integer argument - "32768 jobs, think we'll be OK guys..."

    Paris, because she has no jobs(*)

    [* for those who argue, when did 'being Paris' become a job?]

  4. Anonymous Coward
    Big Brother

    Wow, that is really cool...

    and it'll be able to run through what was a crushing amount of data pretty quickly. I wonder how long it would take to break different encryption algorithms with a million cores or sort terabytes of data.

    Conspiracy....no. Governments will use these systems for both.

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