• Question: what are some of the specifications of some of the super computers you work with? (RAM, CPU, HDD etc)

    Asked by godalmighty to Nike, Austin, Kirsty, Nicola, Sarah on 21 Jun 2012. This question was also asked by jamesisbeast.
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      Kirsty Ross answered on 21 Jun 2012:

      I don’t really work with supercomputers. I do have a MacBook Pro that I use that has a 2 GHz Intel Core i7, 500GB hard drive and 8 GB 1333 Mhz DDR3 memory.

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      Nike Dattani answered on 21 Jun 2012:

      Thanks for the questions !
      One of the super computers has 1TB of RAM !!
      I also work with computers with 64GB of RAM, which have the Intel Xeon E5-1650 CPU, and about 50TB of hard drive space.

      I work with lots of super computers though: if you’d like a more detailed list you can email me at nike.dattani@facebook.com

      I also work with GRAPHICAL PROCESSING UNITS, also known as GPUs , which are different from CPUs (Central Processing Units), which most normal computers have =)