IBM’s Blue Gene/L has claimed top honors, once again, as the fastest supercomputer on earth, NewsFactor reports.

Blue Gene/L doubled its previous speed record with some 280.6 trillion calculations per second. The total is nearly triple the prior record set by Blue Gene/L of 101.5 teraflops (or trillion operations per second), set in June.

The announcement was made at the Lawrence Livermore laboratory. The National Nuclear Security Administration (NNSA) christened Blue Gene/L and its partner, Purple, for performing nuclear-weapons simulations. The two machines represent the culmination of a 10-year project to develop the fastest computers in the world, NewsFactor says.

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