Tuesday, 10 Jun, 2008 Technology
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Scientists Create World's Fastest SuperComputer

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Scientists developed the world's fastest computer that is able to perform 1,000 trillion operations per second.

The computer, called RoadRunner, is twice as fast the previous fastest computer IBM's Blue Gene system, which was considered to be the fastest supercomputer, being three times faster than other supercomputers in the world. The RoadRunner was developed by the engineers from the Los Alamos National Laboratory in New Mexico, US, and IBM Corp. from 13,000 of computer chips.

RoadRunner is the world's first petaflop computer, meaning that it can perform 1,000 trillion operations per second. The daily performance of the computer can be compared to the calculations made by 6 billion people using a hand-held computer 24 hours a day for 46 years.

It took more than six years to develop a computer technology like this. Built from computer chips used in popular video game PlayStation 3 and 12,960 cell engines, it can boast 80 terabytes of memory. The interconnecting system takes 6,000 square feet, having 57 miles of fiber optics and weighs 500,000 pounds.

The supercomputer will be used for nuclear weapons research, but will have a numerous applications in medicine and science, engineering and other fields. It has a great potential to help in developing biofuels, new drug therapies and even vaccine for the HIV virus, solving global energy tasks and find a clue to the origins of the universe.

The RoadRunner is now placed at the IBM research laboratory in Poughkeepsie, N.Y., but will be moved to the Los Alamos National Laboratory, where it will be initially tested for unclassified work and later used for nuclear weapons work and other government activities.

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55 votes

//26 Nov 26, 2010 07:22 PM | posted by: RAJAT
HI I LIKE IT, great work by engg.
The daily performance of the computer can be compared to the calculations made by 6 billion people using a hand-held computer 24 hours a day for 46 years.
dat is superb
will u plz send me more details about dis computer
my id is innocentboy39@gmail.com
56 votes

//25 Nov 11, 2010 01:18 PM | posted by: salauddin sikkalgar
its awesome
48 votes

//24 Mar 03, 2010 08:54 AM | posted by: pawan Kumar
This is a Greate Adventure
49 votes

//23 Feb 20, 2010 06:01 PM | posted by: Rohit Agrawal
itz a pretty awesome news abt computers....
hope dis brings a revolutionary change in the history of compzz........
49 votes

//22 Feb 12, 2010 01:34 PM | posted by: jasmine
hi ! its a very interesting think actually i was looking for recent discoveries like that infact it is more than what i was searching for so i want to know more about it so plz updating my email id : jasmine_sag@yahoo.com
47 votes

//21 Feb 10, 2010 06:49 AM | posted by: rakesh
this is mind blowing technology
my name is rakesh can u kindly send me total information about this technology to my E-mail:kondapalli.rakesh@gamil.com
45 votes

//20 Feb 02, 2010 12:02 PM | posted by: sarala
this is mind blowing news . thanks!
a great work! technology really rocks!
This is really great , am impressed with its ground breaking news and am looking forward seeing its applications because i cant even predict its technological trends . Big Up
52 votes

//19 Feb 02, 2010 12:01 PM | posted by: chetu
this system is great .this is mind blowing.we are very impressed.a great work! technology really rocks!its outstanding...scientists keep rockin like this....
52 votes

//18 Jan 31, 2010 10:47 PM | posted by: tabi
Can you please send me the brief introduction of this technology to my email.
shades_tabs@yahoo.co.in
53 votes

//17 Jan 17, 2010 12:14 PM | posted by: Ram Bahadur Kunwar
This is the mind blowing research in this modern technology.
I am very excited and interested about it.
Can you please send me the brief introduction of this technology to my email.
rambahadur05@gmail.com

Thankyou
52 votes

//16 Jan 07, 2010 06:32 PM | posted by: pulkit
i like it very much. how much area does it cover
50 votes

//15 Nov 03, 2009 11:01 AM | posted by: mcharo
This is really great , am impressed with its ground breaking news and am looking forward seeing its applications because i cant even predict its technological trends . Big Up
52 votes

//14 Nov 02, 2009 03:29 PM | posted by: Rajiv Priyadarshi
How much it cost and what is speed in GHz
48 votes

//13 Oct 12, 2009 08:30 PM | posted by: motlatsi
57 miles fiber optics??????? That's quite an area.
Keep doing ya thang.
46 votes

//12 Jun 12, 2009 11:50 AM | posted by: Viglad Harmones
When was it made?
59 votes

//11 Apr 23, 2009 08:36 PM | posted by: ram
this type of computer only used in nuclear weapons research but i think they will reach near a big goal .....
49 votes

//10 Apr 01, 2009 01:13 PM | posted by: ARIF YOUNOS
1 SECOND MEANS 60 MICROSECOND SO THIS MACHINE IS USED NOTHING PERFORM 1,000 operations per second INFECT THEY ABLE TO PERFORM A 60,000 trillion operations IN MICROSECOND.
53 votes

//9 Dec 28, 2008 01:44 PM | posted by: nisar
how to work this computer
49 votes

//8 Jul 04, 2008 03:51 PM | posted by: DOSUNMU E. OLUFEMI
This is scintilating to be heard of, it's a symbol that the world has become a global village. Road Runner will find a great application in internet uses.
52 votes

//7 Jun 30, 2008 03:45 PM | posted by: CuriousFish
What TREND (i mean) does this invention imply?
Who will benefit from this invention?

Answer ASAP, please!
50 votes

//6 Jun 30, 2008 03:41 PM | posted by: CuriousFish
What tend does this invention imply?
Who will benefit from this invention?

Answer ASAP, please!
49 votes

//5 Jun 22, 2008 02:51 PM | posted by: toikong23
704793
51 votes

//4 Jun 20, 2008 05:14 PM | posted by: john
its outstanding...scientists keep rockin like this....
51 votes

//3 Jun 19, 2008 02:54 PM | posted by: lhian
a great work! technology really rocks!
58 votes

//2 Jun 17, 2008 10:58 AM | posted by: nic
remarkable , its gud to learnin and knowin great things happenin around
50 votes

//1 Jun 14, 2008 10:54 AM | posted by: Arjun kunwar
this is mind blowing news . thanks!

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