IBM has the new fastest supercomputer on the planet
In Germany, today recognized the most efficient supercomputer in the world within the TOP500 ranking, which is updated twice a year and this time awarded first place at IBM Sequoia, located in California, USA.
This great team, IBM Blue Gene type / Q, has a yield of 16,325 petaflops per second, which in one hour as well as calculate achieved 6,700 million people with a calculator in 320 years, potential that is intended to be used in the Department U.S. Energy to simulate the use of nuclear weapons, but will also be given occasionally for scientific purposes.
With this, the previous winner of TOP500, the K Fujitsu Computer, stayed behind with a yield of 10.51 petaflops / sec, being surpassed in energy efficiency as well as the ibm sequoia 7.9mw consumed, while the K computer 12.6mw.
Link: IBM Sequoia: U.S. Supercomputer Takes Top Spot On Top 500 Fastest List (Huffington Post)Tags: computer, computer k, IBM, ibm sequoia, k fujitsu computer, Sequoia, supercomputer