Tuesday, June 10, 2008


Last day, the petaflops limit is broken by the RoadRunner, the new supercomputer from IBM and owned by Los Alamos Nat Lab. The hardware is a nice mix with ~7,000 AMD Opterons and ~13,000 Cell Processors, connected by Infiniband. OS is RedHat with xCAT to control it. The cost was $133 millions USD.

Many of the applications include simulations in nuclear material aging and the sciences, financial, automotive and aerospace industries.

The RoadRunner will be soon the #1 in top500.

I want one of this!

Some links:
IBM site

IBM press release
US Department of Energy

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