Meet Gordon, the 320-terabyte Flash Drive

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Tom Pfingsten writes that the $20 Million Gordon supercomputer at SDSC is the biggest flash memory-based system anywhere.

Center spokesman Jan Zverina said Thursday that Gordon is particularly suited for applications such as analyzing traffic patterns and making sense of huge quantities of economic data. “It’s not only fast, but it can really mine through massive, massive amounts of data to find that needle in the haystack —- that little aberration or trend that you want to pick up in reams and reams of data. It’s easily the most powerful supercomputer in Southern California now.”

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