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In Pictures: The 10 fastest supercomputers on Eart...
No. 9: Vulcan (IBM)
Vulcan, situated at the Department of Energy's renowned Lawrence Livermore National Lab, posted a 4.3 petaflop mark on the Linpack benchmark used to calculate the Top500. One of the more efficient supercomputers in the top 10, Vulcan uses a massively paralell architecture and PowerPC processors – more than 393,000 cores, in all.
In Pictures: The 10 fastest supercomputers on Earth