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Canada's under-construction CHIME telescope has taken a big step towards completion, announcing a contract that will put in place the high performance computing it needs. And AMD is over the moon about it: in line with the Canadian telescope's hope to use consumer-derived technology wherever possible, the project has anointed …

  1. energystar

    This project is of maximum relevance.

    Hoping AMD engineering put blood and tears into modularizing and cleaning those drivers.

    1. Anonymous Coward
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      Re: This project is of maximum relevance.

      I can't speak to other cards, but I've always had good drivers for my AMD FirePro W7000. They may not be as fast in double-precision, but AMD racks up good numbers in single-precision.

  2. JeffyPoooh

    "...each night..."

    "...400 and 800 MHz onto 1,024 radio receivers. It will use the rotation of the Earth to sweep a field of vision making up half the sky each night."

    Each night?

    Radio astronomy can often be done when it's not dark out.

    The Sun does emit energy at UHF, but it's not refracted all over the sky.

    That's why the daytime sky is blue, as opposed to it being 'UHF'.

    "Daddy. Why is the sky UHF?"

  3. Anonymous Git

    but will it run Crysis?

    1. energystar

      So blastingly fast...

      As to finish it before you even blink.

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