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World's Fastest Supercomputer Resides in Japan

PostPosted: Tue Dec 17, 2002 10:38 pm
by BuddhaTB
It's a machine so fast it performs more computations per second than there are stars in our galaxy. It's so large it's housed in a building the size of an aircraft hangar.
Running 35.6 trillion calculations per second, the Earth Simulator is the fastest supercomputer in the world, almost five times faster than the next best one and as fast as the top 5 U.S. supercomputers combined.

Here's the article: ... computer_1

Top 500 Supercomputers of the World

PostPosted: Tue Dec 17, 2002 11:09 pm
by dhc014

PostPosted: Tue Dec 17, 2002 11:12 pm
by Derek

PostPosted: Tue Dec 17, 2002 11:36 pm
by dodecahedron
yes. well...

the most sophisticated computer in the universe is planet Earth.

and the answer is 42.

PostPosted: Tue Dec 17, 2002 11:41 pm
by Derek
I suppose to get back on topic....

That earth sim is really sweet. They use it to predict all sorts of global weather patterns. If your local TV station has that weather prediction software (My station calls it "Skyvision"), thats the same idea, only run on like a 1Ghz desktop. Pretty neat stuff. I can only imagine what wierd and secrect stuff the Los Alomos computers (#2 and #3) get used for... ;)


PostPosted: Wed Dec 18, 2002 1:33 am
by glock20rocks
Hmm....I wanna play Doom 3 on it! Maybe than I could get an actual frame rate :o