Hewlett Packard, is known as one of the largest tech corporations in the world today, and their Laptops and PCs have cut across all nooks and corners of the world. They have taken a step ahead to build this futuristic supercomputer that can potentially support up to a whopping 160TB of RAM. Known as “The Machine”, this world’s fastest supercomputer is one step towards the vision of truly powerful computing.
Generally, The Machine is claimed to be the world’s largest single-memory computer and it is HP’s most ambitious project since it started in the founder’s garage. HP’s dream of manufacturing a supercomputer is coming true, but it comes with some limitations as well.
One of the limitations of this supercomputer is, for instance, it will be needing completely new software because any modern-day operating system is not built for such high-end internals. Hewlett Packard predicts that the “Big Data era” is coming soon and building this supercomputer is just the beginning of achieving maximum results in the coming years.
With a whopping 160TB of RAM, The Machine can be practically scaled up endlessly to even exabytes of data. In case you are trying to imagine what this means, this supercomputer has the theoretical maximum of 4,096 yottabytes, 250,000 times the size of the entire digital universe today. So, it is okay for you to imagine because there is still a long way to go till this extent is reached.
In a statement made by HP about The Machine..
With that amount of memory, it would be possible for the computer to simultaneously work with every digital health record of every person on the earth, every piece of data from Facebook, and every trip of Google’s autonomous vehicles, and every data set from space-exploration all at the same time.