36 Tflops! Holy!

IBM has broken the supercomputing speed record with it’s Blue Gene/L prototype producing 36 teraflops compared to NEC’s Earth Simulator which chugs away at 35.86 teraflops. Holy!

Compare that to India’s 1 teraflop Param Padma which is scalable to 16 teraflops. C-DAC has been offering these on a build-to-order basis too. Quite cheap by international standards.

But 36 teraflops is something. And the IBM prototype is just 1/8 size of the real Blue Gene/L!

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