Saturday, June 21, 2008

Roadrunner supercomputer

1.02 petaflops (1.02 quadrillion calculations per second) is giving IBM with the Roadrunner supercomputer at the Los Alamos National Laboratory the number one position in the top500 list. The top500 list as THE list stating the “known” supercomputers in the world.

Running at the Los Alamos National Laboratory the Roadrunner supercomputer is build by IBM with funding the National Nuclear Security Administration. Running 12,240 IBM PowerXCell 8i Cell Broadband Engine processors this is currently the number one supercomputer.

And it will go without saying almost, this one is running Linux……

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