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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)

5 comments:

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

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

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

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  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.

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  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.

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