The IBM Blue Gene/L supercomputer. (photo credit Livermore National Laboratory).
Technicians at the German research institute Julich install an IBM Blue Gene/P supercomputer. (photo credit Julich.de)
November 14, 2007 Astronomical figures abound in the world of supercomputing and the numbers have just become even more astounding with IBM continuing its four-year domination of the official TOP500 Supercomputer Sites List with a new world record courtesy of the Blue Gene/L supercomputer. Although the Blue Gene/L, located at the Lawrence Livermore national Laboratory in California, has held the number one position since November 2004, the system was significantly expanded this summer to deliver a sustained performance of 478 trillion calculations per second (478 “teraflops”).
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