Wednesday, 27 May, 2009 Technology
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Scientists Reveal the Fastest Supercomputer in Europe

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Tuesday scientists officially unveiled the fastest supercomputer in Europe. The "Jugene" has the power of 5,000 home PCs and was installed at Juelich research centre in Germany.


It is able to perform one quadrillion (10^15) calculations per second, which places him third in the list of the most powerful supercomputers in the world after "Roadrunner" and "Jaguar" computers that are installed in the United States.

Europe's fastest supercomputer will be used for different purposes. For example, it will carry out research on fuel cells for electric vehicles, perform weather forecasting and study the origins of the universe. The machine's 295,000 processors are stored in 72 lockers, reports Physorg.

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