IBM Supercomputer sets new processing speed record

IBM’s Blue Gene/L computer at the Department of Energy National Nuclear Security Administration has set a new processing speed record, despite still being underconstruction and incomplete.

The Blue Gene/L is currently benchmarked at 135.3 trillion floating points per second. When completed, the computer is expected to have 64,000 IBM Power PC processors, and is expected to reach 360 teraflops.

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