NASA’s Columbia Supercomputer Is World’s Fastest

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Silicon Graphics (NYSE: SGI) with NASA today confirmed that NASA’s new Intel(R) Itanium(R) 2 processor-based Columbia supercomputer is the most powerful computer in the world. Only days after NASA completed installation of Columbia — and using just 16 of Columbia’s 20 installed systems — the new supercomputer achieved sustained performance of 42.7 trillion calculations per second (teraflops), eclipsing the performance of every supercomputer operating today.
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