Wednesday, 27 May, 2009 Technology

Scientists Reveal the Fastest Supercomputer in Europe


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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//2 Jun 27, 2009 06:29 AM | posted by: Nukedoom
With the lack of a graphics card...I'd have to say no--the fastest supercomputer in Europe cannot play Crysis.
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//1 Jun 27, 2009 03:28 AM | posted by: Anon
yeah, but can it play Crysis?

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