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CNET News: IBM Supercomputer Top-Ranked Blade Machine

“IBM announced performance results Friday for a new Spanish
supercomputer that won’t top the company’s Blue Gene/L machine but
that does use more mainstream technology.

“As expected, the machine, called MareNostrum and built for the
Spanish Ministry of Science and Education, can sustain a pace of
20.5 trillion calculations per second, or 20.5 teraflops. That’s
considerably less than the 70.7 teraflops posted by IBM’s Blue
Gene/L, but MareNostrum uses conventional blade servers instead of
relying on customized and somewhat exotic technology…”


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