Tuesday, November 13, 2012

Oak Ridge’s Titan named world’s fastest computer

A supercomputer at US goverment’s Oak Ridge National Laboratory has become the world’s fastest computer.
According to Top500 supercomputer ranking, the Cray XK7, Titan achieved a sustained computing capability of 17.5 petaflops - or 17.5 million billion mathematical calculations per second – on Linpack's benchmark scale.
Titan will be used for research on energy sources, climate change, efficient engines, materials and other scientific research, said the Oak Ridge National Laboratory.

The supercomputer cost $200 million and is powered by 18,688 Nvidia Tesla K20X GPUs and over 560,640 AMD processors.

The world's top five fastest computers are as follows:

1. Titan Cray XK47 at Oak Ridge National Laboratory (17.59 petaflops/s)

2. Sequoia BlueGene/Q at Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory (16.33 petaflops/s)

3. Fujitsu’s K computer at the RIKEN Advanced Institute for Computational Science in Kobe, Japan (10.51 petaflops/s)

4. The Mira BlueGene/Q computer at Argonne National Laboratory in Lemont, Ill. (8.16 petaflops/s)

5. The JUQUEEN BlueGene/Q computer at the Forschungszentrum Juelich in Germany. (4.14 petaflops/s)


  1. I wonder how long it will take for Israel to sell the technology to China?

    1. If they require USA backing they dare not. Personaly let them deal with their own problems cause we got are own.

  2. Oak Ridge National Laboratory - isn't that in Tennessee? I've read it may be linked, somehow, to the JFK Assassination.

  3. So with all that awesome super computing power we will get to see that man made global warming is a myth and that as long as the data fed into is correct and factual, we will see that the weather and climate cycles here on earth are in a constant state of flux and change and that a carbon tax is outright theft.

  4. Ah come on now, Dave. It's all owned by the government and none of them want to curtail the ability to steal money from you with reckless abandon.