Roadrunner supercomputer

IBM has a new supercomputer called Roadrunner. The new computer , which was built to monitor the US nuclear weapons stockpile, can process in excess 1.026 quadrillion calculations per second. The processing power of this computer is derived from nearly 7,000 AMD Opteron processors and nearly 13,000 cell chips originally designed for use in the PS3. This is the first of such computer systems to break the petaflop barrier.

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