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One of top 100 Super Computers in the World.....

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I live here in the midwestern U.S. Saw this article today on an internet news webpage I look at everyday. And to think, it was less than 200 miles from me! Wonder what this thing could do if it could think for itself.


AMES, Iowa (AP) _ A supercomputer that Iowa State University acquired in January has made the list of the 100 most powerful computers in the world. The more than one million dollar I-B-M BlueGene computer has the equivalent processing power of more than two-thousand home computers and a storage capacity more than one-thousand times greater and performs nearly six trillion calculations per second. IBM has estimated that it would take a person working with a calculator five million years to make the same number of calculations. CyBlue contains two-thousand-48 processors and includes 11 trillion bytes of data storage. The list of most powerful supercomputers was today at the International Supercomputer Conference in Dresden, Germany.
The list has been compiled twice a year since 1993. According to the list, CyBlue is the 99th most powerful in the world.

(Copyright 2006 by KMA and the Associated Press. All rights reserved.)

Anyone else have a super computer for a neighbor? :whistling:
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i live about 30 to 45 minutes away from ORNL (oak ridge national laboratory)...they've got #13

(here's the actual top 100 list http://www.top500.org/list/2006/06/100 )
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