Bolstering U.S. Supercomputing

Susan L. Graham, Marc Snir, Cynthia A. Patterson

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In November 2004, IBM's Blue Gene/L, developed for U.S. nuclear weapons research, was declared as the fastest supercomputer on the planet. Supercomputing speed is measured in teraflops: trilions of calculations per second. Supercomputing combines extremely fast hardware with soft software that can solve the most complex computational problems. Supercomputing has become a major contributor to the economic competitiveness of the U.S. automotive, aerospace, medical, and pharmaceutical industries.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)28-32
Number of pages5
JournalIssues in Science and Technology
Issue number4
StatePublished - Jun 2005

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