IBM Says Blue Gene Surpasses Earth Simulator

IBM said last week that its Blue Gene/L supercomputer had surpassed NEC’s Earth Simulator based on the Linpack benchmark that determines the twice-yearly list of the world's top 500 fastest supercomputers.

The company said that Blue Gene/L attained a sustained performance of 36.01 teraflops, beating the 35.86-teraflop milestone that the Japanese Earth Simulator has held for three years.

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