CNET también está disponible en español.

Ir a español

Don't show this again

Christmas Gift Guide
Tech Industry

Oak Ridge lab buying IBM supercomputer

Oak Ridge National Laboratory ordered an IBM supercomputer based on its coming Power4 chip to investigate global warming and other scientific challenges, IBM plans to announce Thursday. The system, expected to be among the world's five fastest when it's finished in early 2002, will be able to conduct about 4 trillion calculations per second. The Power4 chip, which actually has two CPUs etched onto a single piece of silicon, is expected to debut in October. It's the foundation of IBM's new 32-processor Regatta server.

Oak Ridge National Laboratory ordered an IBM supercomputer based on its coming Power4 chip to investigate global warming and other scientific challenges, IBM plans to announce Thursday. The system, expected to be among the world's five fastest when it's finished in early 2002, will be able to conduct about 4 trillion calculations per second.

The Power4 chip, which actually has two CPUs etched onto a single piece of silicon, is expected to debut in October. It's the foundation of IBM's new 32-processor Regatta server.