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internetnews.com: IBM Supercomputer Shatters Own Speed Record

Mar 25, 2005, 11:30 (3 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Clint Boulton)

"An IBM Blue Gene supercomputer has nearly doubled its previous world-beating speed, performing at 135.3 trillion floating points per second, said the Department of Energy (DoE).

"The DoE's National Nuclear Security Administration (NNSA), which uses the machine to help maintain the U.S. nuclear weapons stockpile, said the new speed trounced the supercomputer's previous speed of 70.7 teraflops (define).

"When it is finished this summer, BlueGene/L will have 65,000 nodes for a total of 131,072 processors, said Don Johnston, a spokesman for Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory in California, which is where the system is being tested..."

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