The disbelief and the reaction in the US totally baffles me and makes me laugh! If someone is smart enough to create a supercomputer from chips picked up from black market.. then more power to them! Ideally AMD should have built one by now… or some pc company. People with brains will do what it takes to make themselves powerful. You cannot blame them for doing so. To sit up and start throwing tantrums – as Bush Administration and other US Governments are wont to do – is highly unproductive!
Virtues and piety is not the preserve of any one nation or people. Same goes for terror.
Iranian scientists claim to have used 216 microprocessors made by Advanced Micro Devices to build the country’s most powerful supercomputer, despite a ban on the export of U.S. computer equipment to the Middle Eastern nation..
Scientists at the Iranian High Performance Computing Research Center at the country’s Amirkabir University of Technology said they used a Linux-cluster architecture in building the system of Opteron processors. The supercomputer has a theoretical peak performance of 860 giga-flops, the posting said. A giga-flop is a billion calculations per second.
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