The Molecule – 10,000 Core Computer!

Silicon Graphics Incorporated, the renowned high performance computing specialist has created an advanced concept computer called Molecule. This Molecule using mostly off-the-shelf consumer electronics components and packs them all in 10,000 cores into a single rack. You’ll probably think that this Molecule sounds like a powerhouse, but it’s only a demonstration of how the chips and memory being used in personal computers can be brought together to create a super powerhouse! For your information, the Molecule computer can handle 20,000 threads of execution, and it’s about 40 times more than a single rack x86 cluster system. The system was fully designed around an Intel Atom N330 chip.

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