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10 Fastest Supercomputers In The World

By SiliconIndia   |   Thursday, 15 November 2012, 13:49 Hrs   |    2 Comments
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# 4 Mira

Site: DOE/SC/Argonne National Laboratory
Manufacturer: IBM
Country: United States
Architecture: BlueGene/Q
Processor: Power BQC 16C 1.60GHz
Cores: 786432
Power: 3945.00 kW
Operating system: Linux
Speed: 8.16 petaflops per second
Date Created: 2011

Mira was constructed by IBM for Argonne National Laboratory's Argonne Leadership Computing Facility with the support of the United States Department of Energy, and partially funded by the National Science Foundation. The supercomputer is useful for scientific research, including studies in the fields of material science, climatology, seismology, and computational chemistry.

#3 K Computer

Site: RIKEN Advanced Institute for Computational Science (AICS), Japan
Manufacturer: Fujitsu
Country: Japan
Processor: SPARC64 VIIIfx 2.0GHz
Cores: 705024
Power: 12659.89 kW
Memory: 1410048 GB
Operating system: Linux
Speed: 10.51 petaflops per second
Date Created: 2011

The K computer is named for Japanese word "kei", meaning 10 quadrillion (1016). The supercomputer is currently installed at the RIKEN Advanced Institute for Computational Science campus in Kobe, Japan. The K computer is based on distributed memory architecture, with over 80,000 computer nodes. It is intended to have a variety of applications, including climate research, disaster prevention and medical research.

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Reader's comments(2)
1: One thing in common for all is 'Linux'
Posted by:jos - 16 Nov, 2012
2: There is not a single computer from India in that list..What a shame.
Posted by:shantanu - 15 Nov, 2012