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IBM to build supercomputer with 1PF sustained speed

Posted: 12 Sep 2006 ?? ?Print Version ?Bookmark and Share

Keywords:IBM? supercomputer? computer? Petaflop?

The U.S. Energy Department disclosed that IBM will build a next-generation supercomputer with the potential to achieve a sustained speed of 1,000 trillion calculations per second or 1 Petaflop (PF), according to a Reuters report.

Dubbed "Roadrunner," the supercomputer will be built at the Los Alamos National Laboratory in New Mexico. Congress has allotted a budget of $35 million in fiscal 2006, which ends on September 30, to launch the computer project, the report said.

The machine is to be built entirely from commercially available hardware and based on the Red Hat Linux Version 4.3 OS, said the report. In addition, IBM System x 3755 systems based on AMD Opteron technology will be deployed in conjunction with IBM BladeCenter H systems with Cell technology.




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