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10 Fastest Supercomputers In The World

By SiliconIndia   |   Thursday, 15 November 2012, 13:50 Hrs   |    2 Comments
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#2 Sequoia

Site: Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory, United States
Manufacturer: IBM
Country: United States
Architecture: BlueGene/Q
Processor: Power BQC 16C 1.60 GHz
Cores: 1572864
Power: 7890.00 kW
Memory: 1572864 GB
Operating system: Linux
Speed: 16.32 petaflops per second
Date Created: 2011

The supercomputer is manufactured by IBM for the National Nuclear Security Administration as part of the Advanced Simulation and Computing Program (ASC). It was delivered to the Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory (LLNL) in 2011 and was fully deployed in June 2012.

Sequoia will be used primarily for nuclear weapons simulation, and also plays important role for scientific purposes such as astronomy, energy, study of the human genome, and climate change.

#1 Titan

Site: Oak Ridge National Laboratory
Manufacturer: Cray Inc
Country: United States
Architecture: Cray XK7
Processor: Opteron 6274 16C 2.200GHz+ NVIDIA K20x
Cores: 560640
Power: 8209.00 kW
Memory: 710144 GB
Interconnect: Cray Gemini interconnect
Operating system: Cray Linux Environment
Speed: 17.59 petaflops 
Date Created: 2012

Titan is developed by Cray Inc at Oak Ridge National Laboratory for the purpose of science projects. Titan is an upgrade of Jaguar, with addition NVIDIA K20x GPU to its CPU, gained more computational power. It was announced in October 2011 and became operational in October 2012. Titan will use its extraordinary computing power for study alternative and efficient energy, efficient engines, climate change, and identifying new materials. 


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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