20 petaflops: New supercomputer for Oak Ridge facility to regain speed lead over the Chinese

Wednesday, March 23, 2011 - 10:00 in Mathematics & Economics

(PhysOrg.com) -- The Oak Ridge National Laboratory (ORNL) campus in Oak Ridge Tennessee will soon play host once again to the fastest computer in the world (barring any new sudden announcements by the Chinese). The computer, dubbed "Titan" has been commissioned by the U.S. Department of Energy, and is expected to achieve 20,000 trillion calculations (20 petaflops) per second.

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