A Cray XT5 supercomputer dubbed “Jaguar” has claimed the spot as the world’s most powerful computer, taking away the crown from an IBM supercomputer called Roadrunner.
Located at the Department of Energy’s Oak Ridge Leadership Computing Facility, Jaguar posted a 1.75 petaflop per second (petaflop/sec.) performance speed running a benchmark called the Linpack, according to the newest edition of the Supercomputer Top 500 list. The newest edition of the list was released at the SC 09 supercomputer conference this week in Portland, Ore.
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