The Next IBM Supercomputer

from the chess-is-childs-play dept

Ever wanted to perform calculations at 12.3 trillion operations per second? As you’ve probably heard, IBM has now produced a super computer capable of this huge computational speed. The Department of Energy wants to use this to do 3D modelling of nuclear arsenal decay, useful but not quite exciting enough. The real gee-whiz applications will probably arrive once “Gene” is completed, a supercomputer built to model protein folding. IBM has definitely kept a strong presence in the supercomputer market and it seems only to be getting stronger.

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