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Building The World’s Fastest Supercomputer

By Evan Ackerman

Oak Ridge National Labs’ ‘Jaguar’ supercomputer got an upgrade this year that bumped its top speed to 1.75 petaflop/s, or 1.75 quadrillion floating point operations every second. And that’s, you know, like, a lot. Jaguar is a Cray XT5 supercomputer that appears to share a room with the National Institute for Computational Sciences ‘Kraken,’ which comes in third in the world at a mere 832 teraflop/s. This video comes from Oak Ridge, and shows the assembly of the entire system as well as some of the upgrades being performed.

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  • mcman

    Pfft! I strapped a solid fuel rocket booster to my Dell and it got up to 6,000mph.

  • StratMan9000

    so, when is this coming out for my dell? ;)

  • Jessicat

    That is insane. So much work and time and effort. I wonder what they will use it for?

  • Nikkita Croix

    Ah, so this is what I need to get some decent load times, a warehouse. I guess I'll have to learn to wait, but I won't like it.

  • Nikkita Croix

    Ah, so this is what I need to get some decent load times, a warehouse. I guess I'll have to learn to wait, but I won't like it.