IBM's Bluefire supercomputer seen as ...

IBM's Bluefire supercomputer seen as potential tool to predict ...

There are 21 comments on the Orlando Sentinel story from Oct 8, 2008, titled IBM's Bluefire supercomputer seen as potential tool to predict .... In it, Orlando Sentinel reports that:

It's as fast as 25,000 high-end laptops linked together. It has enough capacity to store 30 million novels.

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Pooh Bah

United States

#1 Oct 8, 2008
Then again, it might not. But it's new so it's the best thing on the market. Ooooh! See how it sparkles?
Questioning

Kissimmee, FL

#2 Oct 8, 2008
"Specifically, the computer should project whether hurricanes will develop with greater frequency and more intensity"
And then, since it is a SCIENTIFIC endeavor, it may project whether hurricanes will develop with lesser frequency and intensity.
Boca Jon

Boca Raton, FL

#3 Oct 8, 2008
I wonder what kind of frame rates it can get for Halo 3?
Moxley

Pompano Beach, FL

#4 Oct 8, 2008
Anything is better than what we have masquerading as weathermen
Sloburn

Miami, FL

#5 Oct 8, 2008
Yep, science is already settled on the how of global warming, so we won't even ask that question.

How stupid do you want to to look? Like the flat earth scientist in the past the KNEW the earth was flat so why ask the question?

Now me, just your old average redneck, if I were them I would be much more interested in seeing if sunspot activity could be influencing our weather. Seems to me I have read that Mars, and you know the green union there has prevented any burning of fossil fuels, is going through a warming phase also.

Sunspot activity ceased this last year (first time since records have been kept, and they have been kept for a very long time) and Fairbanks Alaska is having the coldest fall on record. Maybe I might be asking the super brain if there is any correlation (boy that is a big word for a redneck).

Now this is just me thinking but if I got a brand new super brain I think I would be interested in asking ALL the questions, not just the politically correct ones.

Now if sunspot activity is causing climatic variance, we might want to consider what the heck we are going to do if it suddenly goes out. NOW that is a question for your super brain, what to do if we have no sun.

Since: Mar 08

Kissimmee, FL

#6 Oct 8, 2008
Hmmmm

If we're going to take a computer, and force it to predict something where the outcome has already been determined......

Then....can we not also use that same computer to determine the eventual level of public stupidity in any given scenario?--like....for example..........in a poor economic time, where idiots have INTENTIONALLY gotten bad loans, and their personal credit is crap, and they have a proclivity for violence under stress.....and a genetic history of bad health in their family..........can we predict which convenience store these morons will rob, or which fast food restaurant they'll have Morgan and Morgan sue for making them fat and unhealthy, or how long they will go before filing bankruptcy given their financial 'health'???

Hey...wait. Didn't I see a movie about this? Oh yea....'Minority Report'......
Pat

Pensacola, FL

#7 Oct 8, 2008
I'd say plug in all the financials of the insurance companies operating in this state and see what we come up with.
Boss

Port Saint Lucie, FL

#8 Oct 8, 2008
In five years, this will be your standard desktop. But stay away from Windows.

“Denying those who deny nature”

Since: Jun 07

Norfolk va

#10 Oct 8, 2008
Looks like IBM has a supercomputer and now they are looking for paying customers.
Darwin

Somerset, NJ

#11 Oct 8, 2008
No matter how accurate this thing can predict, Ray Nagin and his 'constituents' will still be too stupid and lazy to get the hell out of the way. They would rather stay put and take the opportunity to loot and pillage. Oh, and then sue the government for not providing enough 'assistance'. Animals
Uh Oh

Stuart, FL

#12 Oct 8, 2008
Well as we all know I think, computers take programming to figure things out. Programmers are people, right? And if those people are, well, slightly sighted to, well, global warming, well maybe the predictions of this Blue Fire..... ah well.....
ricki bobbi

Delray Beach, FL

#13 Oct 13, 2008
balls
robbi

Delray Beach, FL

#14 Oct 13, 2008
will it work for gaming

WaltBennett

Since: Jan 07

Plymouth Meeting, PA

#15 Oct 13, 2008
Liberals Hate Facts wrote:
Hmmmm
If we're going to take a computer, and force it to predict something where the outcome has already been determined......
So you set up your own premise and then knock it down?

Wow, that takes talent...

:-)

"the outcome has already been determined"? If you weren't so busy trying to be clever, you would have caught yourself saying something stupid.

“Denying those who deny nature”

Since: Jun 07

Norfolk va

#16 Oct 13, 2008
robbi wrote:
will it work for gaming
It should, some of the best computer modeling code I have seen came from game makers. STuff so tight it must os squeezed every bit from every clock cycle. Also it has been noted in computer market research that gamers tend to require the best systems with the highest end componets.
robbi

Delray Beach, FL

#17 Oct 15, 2008
thanks for the answer i have another one.... how much will it cost cause i want one

“Denying those who deny nature”

Since: Jun 07

Norfolk va

#18 Oct 15, 2008
robbi wrote:
thanks for the answer i have another one.... how much will it cost cause i want one
If you have to ask then you can't afford it.
robbi

Delray Beach, FL

#19 Oct 16, 2008
yes i can a-hole
robbi

Delray Beach, FL

#20 Oct 16, 2008
dont call me poor

“Denying those who deny nature”

Since: Jun 07

Norfolk va

#22 Oct 16, 2008
robbi wrote:
yes i can a-hole
Then can you give me a million or two. After all if you can afford a Supercomputer you can afford that as well.

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