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GPU Supercomputer Could Crunch Exabyte of Data Daily For Square Kilometer Array 40

Posted by Soulskill
from the maybe-they-should-process-it-instead dept.
An anonymous reader writes "Researchers on the Square Kilometer Array project to build the world's largest radio telescope believe that a GPU cluster could be suited to stitching together the more than an exabyte of data that will be gathered by the telescope each day after its completion in 2024. One of the project heads said that graphics cards could be cut out for the job because of their high I/O and core count, adding that a conventional CPU-based supercomputer doesn't have the necessary I/O bandwidth to do the work."
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GPU Supercomputer Could Crunch Exabyte of Data Daily For Square Kilometer Array

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  • 2024 (Score:2, Insightful)

    by Hans Lehmann (571625) on Saturday August 04, 2012 @10:53AM (#40877561)
    They're not going to even start collecting data for another 12 years, yet they're basing their hardware estimates on what's available today. Compare today's GPUs with those made 12 years ago. I'm guessing they'll be able to crunch their data in 2024 by just using a video game console.

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