Skip to comments.Europe's fastest computer boots up (an IBM)
Posted on 07/20/2012 7:37:35 PM PDT by Olog-hai
Europe's fastest supercomputer was set to be unveiled on Friday in Munich. Its three petaflops of processing power will be used to explore new worlds, from the wonders of the cosmos to mysteries of the earth's core.
The phenomenal processing power is equivalent to three billion people each holding a pocket calculator, each completing one million calculations every second.
This is how IBM likes to represent the performance of their newest supercomputer, which at its three petaflop peak performance (FLOPFloating Operations Per Second) is the fourth fastest in the world.
SuperMUC, which weighs more than 100 tonnes and has the processing power of more than 110,000 PCs, is much in demandso much so that an international board has been appointed to decide who can use it, wrote Die Welt newspaper on Thursday.
(Excerpt) Read more at thelocal.de ...
petaflop = 1,000,000,000,000,000 - IE 1 quadrillion flops
If they put Windows on it, it may as well be a boat anchor.
All this does is make the Go in GiGo spew forth at previosuly incomprehensible rates
I am surprised the ecofreaks in Europe allow the thing to be plugged in and taking up megawatts of juice.
What’s after Yotta? Lotta?
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