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Feb032009

IBM announced Sequoia supercomputer with power of 2 million laptops

Seven months after delivering the world’s fastest supercomputerRoadrunner”, IBM has announced an even speedier one called “Sequoia computer” with the computing power of 2 million laptops, with delivery scheduled in 2011. Sequoia, and a smaller computer called Dawn, are being built in Rochester, Minnesota, for use in simulating nuclear tests. IBM says they can also be used for complex tasks like weather forecasting or oil exploration. IBM says Sequoia will be highly energy-efficient for the job it does but even so will occupy 96 refrigerator-sized racks in an area the size of a big house — 3,422 square feet (318 square meters)

Source:→ Yahoo News

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