Supercomputers aren’t what they used to be. The Chinese are building a supercomputer with their own microprocessors, shunning American chip giants Intel and AMD. The Spanish are building one with cellphone chips. And this week, the San Diego Supercomputer Center (SDSC) officially plugged in the first supercomputer that uses flash memory for storage rather than good old fashioned spinning disks.
Naturally, they it call it Gordon. As in Flash Gordon. via Wired