Moore's law gets a spanking

Mercury News reports that a Japanese laboratory creates world's fastest computer that has the power of the 20 fastest American computers combined. Built to analyze global weather and earthquake patterns (instead of what our supercomputers are built for-- simulating nuclear explosions). Capable of 35 teraflops (roughly 35,000 times faster than a conventional home PC). ASCI White by comparison can do measly 12.3 teraflops. Just $400 million at that-- relatively a bargain!

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