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CNET News: SGI Supercomputer: Two Records in One Day

Oct 27, 2004, 20:30 (0 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Stephen Shankland)

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"Even as Silicon Graphics Inc. trumpeted on Tuesday a new speed record with the Columbia supercomputer it built for NASA, CNET has learned, it quietly submitted another, faster result: 51.9 trillion calculations per second.

"During the unveiling of the Columbia supercomputer, SGI touted a speed of 42.7 trillion calculations per second, or 42.7 teraflops. That handily beat the machine at the top of a list of the world's 500 fastest machines, NEC's Earth Simulator at 35.9 teraflops, as well as a top challenger, IBM's Blue Gene/L at 36.0 teraflops..."

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