With 16 petaflops and 1.6M cores, DOE supercomputer is world’s fastest

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    That can't be right.

    Rdean tells us that the Chinese build the world fastest computers by wiring up Xboxes sold to them by Reagan and Bush
     
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    The IBM Sequoia BlueGene/Q supercomputer, installed at the Department of Energy's Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory, runs 16.32 petaflops, using 1.6 million compute cores in 96 racks, each roughly the size of a large refrigerator, Parris said.

    [ Learn more about government supercomputers. Read Feds Detail Supercomputing's Future. ]

    To grasp how fast that is, he said, "If you have to understand a drug interaction on the heart, on a one-petaflop computer it would take two years for one simulation; for a 10-petaflop it would drop to two days. A 16-petaflop can do it now in a few hours."

    By comparison, the second-ranked computer on the list, Fujitsu's "K Computer" at the RIKEN Advanced Institute for Computational Science in Kobe, Japan, runs at 10.51 petaflops, and No. 3, the Mira supercomputer--another IBM BlueGene/Q system, located at Argonne National Laboratory in Illinois--runs at 8.15 petaflops.

    IBM's Sequoia Is World's Fastest Supercomputer - Government - Information Management - Informationweek

    Thats 1,2, and 3 at the moment 1 and 3 are both made by IBM
     
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    Aussies pull off supercomputer breakthrough...
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    Sydney-based team makes breakthrough in supercomputers
    Fri, Sep 21, 2012 - An Australian-led research team yesterday said it had made a technological breakthrough in the race for a quantum supercomputer that could revolutionize data encryption and medicine.
     
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    Uncle Ferd says is `cause Chinese computers got squirrel's workin' lil' abacuses in `em...
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    US Titan supercomputer clocked as world's fastest
    12 November 2012 - The fastest supercomputer, Titan, was sixth on the list when it was was compiled in June
     
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    possum can do addin' an' subtractin' in his head real fast, although it don't always come out right...
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    Chinese supercomputer named as world's fastest
    Jun 17,`13 -- China has built the world's fastest supercomputer, almost twice as fast as the previous U.S. holder and underlining the country's rise as a science and technology powerhouse.
     
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    Supercomputer copies body's blood flow

    Supercomputer copies whole-body blood flow
    Thu, 17 Mar 2016 - Physicists say a supercomputer simulation of blood flow around the entire human body is showing promise, based on an experimental test.
     

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