internetnews.com: IBM Supercomputer Shatters Own Speed Record
Mar 25, 2005, 11:30 (3 Talkback[s])
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"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..."