10 petaflops at your service

Summary:Next year, Japan plans to begin development of what it hopes will be the fastest of all supercomputers--73 times faster (10 petaflops: 1 petaflop is one thousand trillion floating point operations per second)  than IBM's top-ranked Blue Gene, according to an Japan Times story.  It may take up to $1 billion and five years to get there.

Next year, Japan plans to begin development of what it hopes will be the fastest of all supercomputers--73 times faster (10 petaflops: 1 petaflop is one thousand trillion floating point operations per second)  than IBM's top-ranked Blue Gene, according to an Japan Times story.  It may take up to $1 billion and five years to get there. IBM will be in the hunt for the supercomputing crown with its own multi-petaflop machine. According to the report, the Japanese ministry will use the petaflops for science applications, such as simulating the formation of galaxy and human/biochemical interactions.  How about some automated stock trading?....
 

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