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IBM out thinks al contenders, and for some time to come it looks like.........
It has been more than two years since the US lost the number one spot on the TOP500 list of the world’s fastest supercomputers to China, which then lost that spot to Japan’s K Computer. Now, after IBM unveiled its Sequoia BlueGene/Q System which manages a sustained 16.32 petaflops, the title is returning to the US, dropping Japan to second.
The computer, built for the National Nuclear Security Administration (NNSA) by IBM, outpaces Japan’s K Computer by more than 5 petaflops (quadrillion floating-point ope