Super computers

GCN tech brief

Cray Inc. of Seattle has announced the availability of its new supercomputer, the XT4, the first that falls under its unified 'Adaptive Supercomputing' platform, an initiative to use the same hardware and software components across all its products. This XT4 can scale up to 30,000 processors, whereas the XT-3 predecessor is limited to about half that number, said Chris Jehn, VP of Government Programs. The Oak Ridge National Laboratory plans to use the XT4 as the basis for building what could be the world's first PFLOP system, to be operational in 2008.

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Joab Jackson is the senior technology editor for Government Computer News.

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