HPE unveiled a new supercomputer is up to 8,000 times faster than existing PCs.

HP had been working on a new computer system for long and they have finally unveiled its working prototype. Nicknamed ‘the Machine’ the computer system was first announced about two years ago in 2014. The company has claimed that this is the first time the world will see what they call memory-driven computing. The Machine is aimed to outperform all existing technology by a longshot, it won’t really rely on computer processors instead it will place more reliance on memory to perform any calculations.

It’s called ‘The Machine’ and it is super-fast

The Machine prototype that has been shown is proof of concept of the real world applications of this amazing technology. The business focused side of the corporation; HP Enterprise stated that in simulations the machine has shown speed up to 8,000 times faster than your conventional computers. If this is really true then this is a huge leap in this field of technology.

Don’t get too excited though because the machine is still many years away from its market release. Plus it will be targeting mostly high-end servers that companies like Facebook use and not your day to day PCs. If you’re a little bummed after reading that then you will be glad that HP says that the architecture that is being run (memory-driven computing) on the Machine could hopefully one day be used in your own products. That means that all your smart devices would be really fast.

Let’s take a look at how the machine performs calculations so quickly. It uses photonics that transmit information via light; this helps processors access data from a very huge memory pool at super-fast speeds. In normal computers these calculations are sometimes slowed down because data has to be transferred between different processors. But in the machine numerous processors can all access the same memory pool at the same time, making faster calculations.


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François Encrenaz

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