IBMs Roadrunner Speeds Toward a Petaflop - Bringing It All Together

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


IBM is currently testing Roadrunner at its facility in upstate New York. The company is preparing to disassemble it in a few weeks and ship the system out to New Mexico. There, sometime in August, engineers will reassemble the supercomputer.

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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