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U.S. still rocks Top 500 supercomputer list

Researchers have posted the 27th edition of the TOP500 list of world's fastest supercomputers. The Energy Department's Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory remains perched at the top of the list with its IBM BlueGene/L, which can crank out at 280.6 trillion floating point operations per second.

Overall, 298 of the 500 high performance computer systems resided in the U.S., though Europe debuted some considerable new muscle in this round: At position five was the French Commissariat a l'Energie Atomique's Intel Itanium-based system, offering 43 TFLOPs, and the German Forschungszentrum Juelich debuted a new IBM BlueGene system with a peak of 37 TFLOPs, landing at number eight on the list.

Posted by Joab Jackson

Posted by Brad Grimes, Joab Jackson on Jun 28, 2006 at 9:39 AM


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