""There are some advances made in networking that help
facilitate a much higher profile of scalability than we've seen in
the past," he told InternetNews.com. "Most people don't pay
attention to networking, but things in the future will be more
oriented toward memory, network and software."
"Turk admits a computer like this won't sell a whole lot of
units, but the single tower versions of Sequoia do have potential.
"The system is physically decomposable. When I look at the 200
teraflop single rack version, I think there will be a lot of people
looking to buy that," he said.
"Sequoia will be employed in atomic weapon stockpile
stewardship, doing simulations on how the weapons degrade. The old
method was to take the nukes into the desert and blow them up to
see if they fizzled. It will also do a lot of research in base
science like material science and fluid dynamics, all of which can
have applicability outside of weapons programs."