[AI] US develops world's fastest computer dubbed Roadrunner

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Tue Jun 10 08:25:51 EDT 2008


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US develops world's fastest computer dubbed Roadrunner 

Washington (AP): Scientists at a US government weapons laboratory have built the world's fastest computer. It is capable of sustaining 1,000 trillion operations
per second. 

The Energy Department and IBM Corp., announced the breakthrough on Monday. The computer will be used to help maintain the US nuclear weapons stockpile.
Energy Secretary Samuel Bodman says the new computer, named Roadrunner, also will be used to help solve global energy problems and "open new windows of
knowledge" in basic research. 

The Los Alamos National Laboratory in New Mexico and IBM worked for six years to achieve the world record computer speed. 




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