10/21/2006

IBM To Deploy Academia’s Largest Supercomputer

Filed under: — By Aviran Mordo @ 2:30 pm

IBM and Harvard University have announced plans to deploy the largest Blue Gene supercomputer in American academia.

The CrimsonGridBGL, would rank among the 50 fastest supercomputers, according to IBM, which cited statistics from the TOP500 Supercomputer Sites. At its peak, the supercomputer can perform 11 trillion floating point calculations per second (teraflops), according to IBM.

Faculty and researchers from Harvard University ’s Division of Engineering and Applied Sciences (DEAS), will deploy the computer for a variety of studies, including those focusing on cells, the circulatory system and the heart, computer systems, integrated circuits and the formation of galaxies. It is also likely to help university departments analyze financial risk and epidemiology.

Source: Yahoo

 

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