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Looking at the Timeline for 100 Petaflops

Over at The Register, Timothy Prickett Morgan looks at when we might see a 100 Petaflop machine on the TOP500 list.

Berkeley Lab is aiming for 100 petaflops with its NERSC-8 box, which three years ago was tentatively scheduled for 2017 or so with a strong possibility of an earlier delivery. In the latest NERSC roadmap embedded in the RFP from last November, that schedule was moved up to late 2015 or early 2016. Vendors are expected to be selected in the third or fourth quarter of this year, and it is highly likely it will be a Cray Cascade with future Intel processors and future Nvidia or Intel coprocessors.

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