Inside the world's top supercomputer: pics

Inside the world's top supercomputer: pics

Summary: Japan's K Computer took first place as the top-performing supercomputer in the world as determined by the Top500 Supercomputing List.


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    The K Computer's performance of 8.162 petaflops was more than three times higher than the second-place and former title-holder, the National Supercomputing Center in Tianjin China, which maxed out at 2.566 petaflops.

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    Here's a look a a typical rack in the K Computer.

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    The pieces of the K Computer.

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