Anton: 512-Processor Supercomputer Being Built to Simulate Molecules,…

Named for microbiology pioneer Anton van Leeuwenhoek, Anton is currently being built with 512 highly specialized processors. These are clocked at just 400MHz, and the machine has modest memory, but its architecture lets it process problems in a massively-parallel way. Ultimately, that'll offer a performance boost of… » 7/08/08 1:45pm 7/08/08 1:45pm