Tuesday, June 21, 2011

Eight quadrillion calculations per second: Japan has the super-fast "computer-K"

The fastest supercomputer in the world is now in Japan. His top position he will retain long: it's three times faster than the previous leader. With eight quadrillion calculations per second (petaflops), the system has set "Computer C" Fujitsu at the top of the world - and immediately built up a commanding lead. Compared to the previous leader of the Japanese supercomputer provides a good three times more power.

The name of the high-performance computer, which consists of 800 computer cabinets, whose construction has almost one year has swallowed, not incidentally, derives from the album "K Computer" by British rock band Radiohead.

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