If it does have the thermal output of an opteron whilst working at 6 teraflops will it have a jaguar core or powerxcell because I saw a picture of a roadrunner and it was blue but with pink stripes which assuming we're working on a hypothetical 28nm basis makes it the size of an AMD motherload. Do you get me?
There's a chance one of the extra chips could be a CELL I guess...
@Psychotext I have little doubt. Unless they have created one hell of a conversion kit
Reading the DF article and checking the technical node configuration of IBM roadrunner after Phase 3(2009),
This setup still wouldn't preclude the AMD Jaguar 's 8 email@example.comGHz being used as 4 roadrunner nodes(dual core Opteron 2220's 2.8Ghz) when comparing old versus new.
Assume it is a 4 node headed system, that would then allow for new PowerXCell (fabricated at 14nm) each producing (5x the performance of a normal Cell BE according to wikipedia). Placing the whole system at 6Teraflops + Dfs estimate,
But being slightly more realistic, Sony's silicon fabrication is probably still running at 28nm, and they'd either need 4 jaguar cores to substitute an dual core Opteron, or need to half clock each PowerXCell for thermal and power needs. So if this still uses the Cell Be, I think it would be 3Teraflops + Dfs estimate.