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Submission + - Petaflops? DARPA wants quintillion-speed computers (

coondoggie writes: Not known for taking the demure route, researchers at DARPA this week announced a program aimed at building computers that exceed current peta-scale computers to achieve the mind-altering speed of one quintillion (1,000,000,000,000,000,000) calculations per second. Dubbed extreme scale computing, such machines are needed DARPA says to "meet the relentlessly increasing demands for greater performance, higher energy efficiency, ease of programmability, system dependability and security."
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Petaflops? DARPA wants quintillion-speed computers

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Real Programs don't use shared text. Otherwise, how can they use functions for scratch space after they are finished calling them?