Monday, June 09, 2008

Military Supercomputer Surpasses Petaflop Milestone - NYTimes.com

Yow...

An American military supercomputer, assembled from components originally designed for video game machines, has reached a long-sought-after computing milestone by processing more than 1.026 quadrillion calculations per second.

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To put the performance of the machine in perspective, Thomas P. D’Agostino, the administrator of the National Nuclear Security Administration, said that if all six billion people on earth used hand calculators and performed calculations 24 hours a day and seven days a week, it would take them 46 years to do what the Roadrunner can in one day.

Military Supercomputer Surpasses Petaflop Milestone - NYTimes.com

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