Sunday, June 29, 2008

BEEp-BEEP, Roadrunner is TOP500 Computer


With the publication of the latest edition of the TOP500 list of the world’s most powerful supercomputers today (Wednesday, June 18), the global high performance computing community has officially entered a new realm

—a supercomputer with a peak performance
of more than 1 petaflop/s
(one quadrillion floating point operations per second).

The new No. 1 system, built by IBM for the U.S. Department of Energy’s Los Alamos National Laboratory and named “Roadrunner,” by LANL after the state bird of New Mexico achieved performance of 1.026 petaflop/s

—becoming the first supercomputer ever to reach this milestone.

At the same time, Roadrunner is also one of the most energy efficient systems on the TOP500.

A look at the Top500 List is Here:


Wingman out on a Petaflop...

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