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Data Intensive Supercomputing with Gordon, A Flash Supercomputer

Kevin Davies writes that Calit2 director Larry Smarr is enthused about UCSD’s Gordon supercomputer, which will feature a quarter of a petabyte of flash memory:

Smarr calls the SDSC’s new 245-TeraFlop supercomputer, Gordon, “the first high-performance data computer in the academic world. It has 256,000 GB [a quarter of a petabyte] of flash memory, that’s more flash in one place than anywhere in the world. We thank Steve Jobs for making flash memory cheap enough!” Smarr’s colleague Michael Norman, SDSC director, says Gordon “will do for scientific data analysis what Google does for Web search.”

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