The world’s fastest supercomputer

IBM, Los Alamos smash petaflop barrier.

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Costing $100 million, Roadrunner combines 6,948 dual-core AMD Opteron chips and 12,960 Cell engines, all housed in IBM blade servers. Roadrunner weights 500,000 pounds, and has 10,000 Infiniband and Gigabit Ethernet connections requiring 57 miles of fiber optic cable (pictured).

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