There is fast — and there is really fast. IBM’s BlueGene supercomputer fits the second category.
The BlueGene continues to push the envelope in high-speed performance, reaching an eye-popping 135.5 Teraflops in a system set up at the U.S Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory, CIO Today reports.
One Teraflop is equivalent to one trillion calculations per second.
The latest world speed mark was achieved at the lab using only half of the BlueGene/L installation, which remains a work in progress, and follows the former record of 70 Teraflops set in November, CIOT Today, which is part of The NewsFactor news service, says.
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