IBM’s Roadrunner Surpasses Petaflop Barrier
Powerful enough to operate at a thousand-trillion calculations per second, or one petaflop, Roadrunner is the new IBM computer to be set up at Los Alamos National Laboratory. According to IBM, it would take the world’s six billion people each equipped with a handheld calculator more than 46 years to finish the computational tasks that Roadrunner can complete in one day.

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