IBM's $100 million Blue Gene program is directed at creating, by
late 2005 or early 2006, a new family of supercomputers that will
be able to perform a quadrillion calculations per second (one
Blue Gene/L, the first member of the family, will contain 65,000
processors and 16 trillion bytes of memory. Due in 2004 or 2005,
the system will be able to perform 200 trillion calculations per
second. Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory will use the system
for performing nuclear weapons simulations.
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