Monday, April 28, 2014

Norwegian spies get supercomputer

 (Dagbladet): The Norwegian military intelligence service collects vast amounts of signal intelligence, known as «sigint». In Afghanistan alone NIS collected 33 million registrations from telecommunication during 30 days around Christmas 2012, according to their own revelations.

The news bit is that IBM will start selling BlueGene/Q systems to other customers starting in the first quarter of 2012. Herring did not provide pricing, but said that Big Blue would charge "millions of dollars per rack." And, as it turns out, the 5D torus interconnect that glues the BlueGene/Q nodes together actually scales to 512 racks and a whopping 100 petaflops.

Now, as Windsor Blue costs NIS $100M that means most 100 racks  and  20 PFlops.
99% BAD HARDWARE WEEK: Now analyze that. Windsor Blue until year 2018 should crunch 20 - 100 Pflops of Russia nuclear fleet communications. Snowden now revealed that to Russians.

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