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Japanese supercomputer first to clear 10 petaflops

The fastest got faster, as the K Computer topped its own record on the twice-yearly supercomputer speed test by scoring 10.51 quadrillion calculations per second.

By November 14, 2011

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IBM's Roadrunner breaks petaflop barrier, tops supercomputer list

In the twice-yearly list of the fastest computers on the planet, IBM has 5 of the top 10 most powerful computers, including the No. 1 spot.

By June 18, 2008

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Japanese supercomputer is fastest in the world

The biannual Top500 Supercomputing list is out, and for the first time in seven years, Japan has built the world's fastest computer. K Computer displaces China's Tianhe-1A just six months after the Chinese machine took the crown.

By June 20, 2011

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Former supercomputer king Roadrunner to shut down today

Created to monitor the U.S. nuclear weapons stockpile, the IBM supercomputer was the first to break the petaflop barrier.

By March 31, 2013

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Fujitsu supercomputer simulates 1 second of brain activity

Harnessing more than 82,000 processors on the world's fourth-ranked supercomputer, scientists run an experiment that represents 1 percent of human brain activity.

By August 5, 2013

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Amazon takes supercomputing to the cloud

If you have $1,279, you can buy an hour of supercomputing time on Amazon's cloud.

By December 28, 2011

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Roadrunner continues to outpace supercomputing field

The IBM system at Los Alamos retains the lead it nabbed a year ago as the most powerful supercomputer in the world.

By June 23, 2009

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How IBM is making computers more like your brain. For real

Big Blue is using the human brain as a template for breakthrough designs. Brace yourself for a supercomputer that's cooled and powered by electronic blood and small enough to fit in a backpack.

By October 17, 2013

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Jaguar supercomputer races past Roadrunner in Top500

Cray XT5 supercomputer known as "Jaguar" finally bests IBM after three tries. The top 10, while still dominated by supercomputers housed in the U.S., had just one newcomer.

By November 15, 2009