It’s pronounced ger-men, hard g. I asked.
Tim is from Los Alamos and talked largely about his work simulating pandemic flu, and potential strategies for managing a national pandemic.
Toward the end of his talk he touched on Road Runner, the large AMD/Cell hybrid from IBM. LANL’s machine uses IBM’s recently revved Cell processors (double precision and more bandwidth). 2 dual core Opterons and 4 Cells per node. The lab powered up equipment last Friday, and Tim expects to start running on the system next week. LANL expects a PFLOPS LINPACK by “early summer.”