What possible civil organization could require a seventh-generation computer performing at thirty gigaflops
a second, unless perhaps the police?
The machine, with 28 CPUs, a speed of 224 gigaflops
(GFLOPS), a 224-gigabyte memory, a RAD 3 (3.78 terabytes) storage device and 14 terabytes of backup capacity, ran until 2005.
A desktop computer runs at gigaflops
. The world's fastest supercomputer, China's Sunway TaihuLight, runs at 93 petaflops, but relies on 10 million processing cores and uses massive amounts of energy.
No cloud connectivity is needed for its on-board processing, and it offers more than 100 gigaflops
of performance within a 1W power envelope.
It consumes just 1 watt of power and provides 100 gigaflops
typical laptop available in 2012 was capable of performing 50 gigaFLOPS
The PowerEdge C4130 can also achieve over 7.2 Teraflops on a single 1U server and has a performance/watt ratio of up to 4.17 Gigaflops
We have become addicted to multi-gigabit connections, terabytes of storage, and gigaflops
of processing power; however, the delivery vehicle for a "cyber weapon" is an exploit that all too often is only a few bytes in size.
It offers 1,011 gigaflops
of peak double-precision performance, 30MB of cache and memory capacity of 8GB.
Intel's Shekhar Borkar, who works on the DARPA Ubiquitous High Performance Computing project, said today's 100 gigaFLOPs
computer uses 200 watts.