back to article SMART supercomputer smacks flash in its stash

IBM is going to use NAND flash storage in its planned monster BlueGene/Q supercomputer. This is the water-cooled supercomputer that IBM showed in component form at the recent SC10 conference in New Orleans. The flash is the XceedIOPS multi-level cell NAND product from SMART. It uses 34nm process technology and comes in a 2.5- …


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  1. M Gale

    Very nice.

    But did you hire aManFromMars to write that title?

  2. amanfromMars 1 Silver badge
    Black Helicopters

    Enter the Dragon Slayer of DemonICQ Daemon Memes

    "IBM is going to use NAND flash storage in its planned monster BlueGene/Q supercomputer." ... Is that anything like Volatile Voltaire type Future Memory on Board in SMARTer Virtually Enabled Driver Systems ...... Dream Cloud Flight Engines that Add Powers of Control beyond Imagining.

    How big does a supercomputer have to be, before IT realises that everything it knows is past and history and the future is negatively servered. And that Presents a Live LOVE Opportunity to Facilitate a Dedicated Future Utility ....... in Cloud Crowd Centres for Virtual Command and Control of Information and Intelligence Flow ....... Knowledge Current with ITs Overwhelmingly Potent Power.

    Failure to Exercise such an Option would of course Create an Opening and Chaotic Vacuum, which is Abhorred, and thus is the Option being Exercised and this is AI Novel Virtual Float .... and Stealthy IT Launch Vehicle/Program.

    NROL-32 .... <Ping>

  3. Anonymous Coward
    Anonymous Coward

    speak of the devil and he shall appear.

    On another note, is it faster than a UPS truck full of tapes?

    1. TeeCee Gold badge

      Is that a trick question?

      I thought that everyone who's ever worked with offsite storage knows that as soon as you fill a truck with tapes it immediately becomes incapable of outrunning continental drift........

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