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IBM's Roadrunner Supercomputer Sets World-Record Speed

Jun 10, 2008, 12:45 (0 Talkback[s])
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"Beep beep! Sorry coyote, but you're still not wily enough to touch Roadrunner, IBM's supercomputer, billed as the fastest in the world operating at 1 petaflop or 1,000 trillion calculations per second.

"To be housed at the Los Alamos National Laboratory in New Mexico, IBM built Roadrunner for the Department of Energy's National Nuclear Security Administration to ensure the safety and reliability of the nation's nuclear weapons stockpile. The supercomputer, named after New Mexico's state bird, will also be used for astronomy, energy, human genome science and climate change research..."

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