US claims world’s fastest supercomputer

A supercomputer developed in the United States to ensure the safety of its nuclear weapons attained a record-breaking performance of 70.72 teraflops (trillion floating operations per second), making it the fastest computer in the world, a senior US official has announced.

Though the supercomputer is running at one quarter its final size for the Department of Energy, the BlueGene/L (BG/L) beta-System is already asserting US leadership in supercomputing, Secretary of Energy Spencer Abraham said.

News source: Times of India


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