IBMs Roadrunner Speeds Toward a Petaflop - IBMs Tri-blade

By Scott Ferguson  |  Posted 2008-05-20 Print this article Print
The New Mexico state bird is the roadrunner, which helps explain the name that IBM bestowed upon the supercomputer it plans to install at New Mexico-based Los Alamos National Laboratory in August. The name is also an allusion to the roadrunner's speed: IBM engineers say they believe that the high-performance supercomputer will become the first to break the petaflop mark-


At the heart of Roadrunner is a special server node that IBM calls a triblade. This specially designed server is made up of two QS22 blades and an LS21 blade.


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