Another solution is to have redundant hardware, but redundant hardware, even at tera-scale
computing levels, is prohibitively expensive.
According to Intel, tera-scale
performance, and the ability to move terabytes of data, will play a pivotal role in computing by powering new applications for education and collaboration, as well as enabling the rise of high-definition entertainment on PCs, servers and handheld devices.
More businesses will now be able to benefit from a high performance, tera-scale
warehousing solution without incurring the commonly associated high costs."
Netezza has created the world's first purpose-built, tera-scale
data appliance that enables real-time Business Intelligence (BI).
By the way, the National Center for Supercomputing Applications (NCSA), which, says Tiemann, runs some of the "Mother of All Finite Element Analyses" problems, is building two tera-scale
computers-both of which are running Linux, the larger of the two running Red Hat Linux.
Common themes among the subgroups were the need for additional and improved comparisons between experiments, simulations and theory; the need for advances in diagnostics and visualizations; utilization of tera-scale
computers and modern computational techniques; and connections to non-fusion applications, Kritz said.
The contract is the third IBM award in a programme designed to build systems capable of tera-scale
- trillion calculations-per-second - computing.