IBMs Roadrunner Speeds Toward a Petaflop - The Roadrunner Console

By Scott Ferguson  |  Posted 2008-05-20 Print this article Print


Each section of Roadrunner contains a console used to interface with the supercomputer. In this case, each resembles an older ThinkPad model; an icon for Red Hat Linux, the operating system, is visible in the corner.

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-

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