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Top500 has announced that Japan's “K Computer” is still number one when it comes to the world's supercomputers. The K is installed at the RIKEN Advanced Institute for Computational Science in Kobe, Japan, and runs at a stupefying 10.51 Petaflops/second on the Linpack test; that's 10 quadrillion calculations per second. It stole the number one slot in June of this year when, while only partially complete, it ran at 8.16 Petaflops/second.

Japan's K Supercomputer Takes Number One Spot

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Top500 has announced that Japan's “K Computer” is still number one when it comes to the world's supercomputers. The K is installed at the RIKEN Advanced Institute for Computational Science in Kobe, Japan, and runs at a stupefying 10.51 Petaflops/second on the Linpack test; that's 10 quadrillion calculations per second. It stole the number one slot in June of this year when, while only partially complete, it ran at 8.16 Petaflops/second.

Japan's K Supercomputer Takes Number One Spot

more interesting specs/facts:

http://www.hpcwire.com/hpcwire/2011-11-14/japan%E2%80%99s_k_computer_retains_top500_crown.html

And yet @#21 on the current list, @ 1/20th the theoretical max Linpack score, the Mole-8.5 is the 1st to simulate the H1N1 flu virus, guess software helps...something useful :D

http://www.hpcwire.com/hpcwire/2011-11-10/chinese_gpu_supercomputer_simulates_h1n1_virus.html

Coming soon from Fuji...if u have to ask, u can't afford it.

http://www.hpcwire.com/hpcwire/2011-11-07/fujitsu_announces_supercomputer_that_can_scale_to_23_petaflops.html

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