A look at IBM's Sequoia - the world's fastest supercomputer (photos)

A look at IBM's Sequoia - the world's fastest supercomputer (photos)

Summary: IBM's Sequoia supercomputer retakes the crown for the fastest supercomputer in the world.


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  • The new Mira supercomputer at the  Argonne National Laboratory ranked No. 3  on the Top 500 list. Its a new IBM/Blue Gene/Q system and hit 10.51 Pflop/s on the Linpack benchmark from 705,024 SPARC64 processing cores placed it third on the list.

    Mira is used by from hundreds of companies, universities, and federal, state and municipal agencies.

  • Here's an inside look at Mira.

  • SuperMUC, housed in at the Leibniz Supercomputing Center near Munich, Germany. contains155.000 cores and has a peak performance of 3 Petaflop/s. It's an IBM iDataplex system.

    SuperMUC just began operations this month and is intended by be used  by all European researchers to expand the frontiers of science and engineering.

Topics: IBM, CXO

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  • 10 Tf from a single core

    not part of a company so to speak, but I am deep in to Hardware Engineering, Quantum Mechanics and Electronics with Qualifications in all 4. I have a design that makes use of Molecular Computing and Electronics and will allow for speeds of up to 10.71 Terra flops per second. That is faster then Nvidea's best Tesla Card. the core size itself is no bigger then the size of a 555 chip W 1.7cm, L 2.42cm, D 0.3cm


    contact me if intrested