New Fastest Supercomputer Also Has The Largest, Tackiest Case Mod

New Fastest Supercomputer Also Has The Largest, Tackiest Case Mod

This is Jaguar, the new King of the Petaputerpower Hill, running at 1.75 petaflops-per-second. The Cray XT5 supercomputer was behind IBM’s Roadrunnner for more than a year, until some clever scientist decided to paint a running Jaguar all over it.

Then it surpassed IBM’s 10.4 petaflop/s supercomputer, achieving its 1.74 quadrillion floating points operation according to the Top500 Linpack benchmark. I mean, it was probably some extra CPUs coming online, but I’m pretty sure the main reason for the boost was that drawing.

Roadrunner actually took a dip from June’s 2009 test, which gave it 1.105 petaflops. That’s probably Wile E. Coyote’s fault. My recommendation to IBM: Paint flames on it to win the #1 spot back.

This is the current top 10:

1. Jaguar, Cray, Oak Ridge National Laboratory, USA (1.75 petaflop/s)
2. Roadrunner, IBM, Los Alamos National Laboratory, USA (1.04 petaflop/s)
3. Kraken XT5, Cray, National Institute for Computational Sciences, USA (832 teraflop/s)
4. JUGENE, IBM, Forschungszentrum Juelich, Germany (825.5 teraflop/s)
5. Tianhe-1, NUDT, National SuperComputer centre, Tianjin, China (563.1 teraflop/s)
6. Pleiades, SGI, NASA Ames Research centre, USA (544.3 teraflop/s)
7. BlueGeneL, IBM, Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory, USA (478.2 teraflop/s)
8. BlueGene/P, IBM, Argonne National Laboratory, USA (458.61 teraflop/s)
9. Ranger, Sun, Texas Advanced Computing centre, USA (433.20 teraflop/s)
10. Red Sky, Sun, Sandia National Laboratories, USA (423.9 teraflop/s)

[Top500 Supercomputers via Cnet]