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IBM Sequoia Supercomputer Is 20 times Faster Than Current Fastest

Posted in Tech by Neil Koster on February 3, 2009

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Feast your eyes on this bad boy – The Sequoia from IBM. It is a 20 Petaflop Supercomputer due out in 2012. It uses 4096 processors per rack bringing it into 1.6million cores coupled with 1.6 Petabytes of Memory! this is a 20 fold jump in technology! 

Oh and a Petabyte is 2 to the 50th power, or 1,125,899,906,842,624 bytes or 1,024 terabytes ! 
20 petaflops – the speed – is a quadrillion (thousand trillion) floating point operations per second (Flops) or a thousand teraflops! 
Basically terrifyingly fast! Probably going to need it for Windows 8/9!

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