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Fastest supercomputer to be built by IBM

"Computer giant IBM will build the world's most powerful supercomputer at a US government laboratory."

"The machine, codenamed Roadrunner, could be four times more potent than the current fastest machine, BlueGene/L, also built by IBM."

"The new computer is a "hybrid" design, using both conventional supercomputer processors and the new "cell" chip designed for Sony's PlayStation 3."

"Roadrunner will be installed at the Los Alamos National Laboratory, New Mexico."  

"The new machine will be able to achieve "petaflop speeds," said IBM."

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I wonder what new avenues in computational neuroscience can be opened with such computational power.  On a personal note, I would love to play on this machine!


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