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    Jaguar. The fastest supercomputer in the world

    Twice a year, the world’s top 500 supercomputers are announced. The most recent winner is the Jaguar which pretty much wiped the floor with the competition, managing a performance benchmark 69% above the IBM Roadrunner which came in second.

    Let’s take a closer look at the Jaguar, the fastest supercomputer in the world today.

    Quick data about the Jaguar

    • Performance: 1.759 petaflops (theoretical maximum: 2.33 petaflops)
    • Processors: 37,376 six-core AMD Opteron 2.6 GHz
    • Processor cores: 224,256
    • Total RAM: 300 terabyte
    • Total disc space: 10 petabyte
    • System type: Cray XT5
    • Operating system: Cray custom version of SUSE Linux

    One petaflops is the equivalent of one thousand trillion operations per second, which means the Jaguar is capable of a theoretical maximum performance of 2,330,000,000,000,000 operations per second.

    The computing power of the Jaguar is used by scientists to run simulations of climate changes and effects, supernovas, and a number of other compute-intensive applications.


Khalid Janjua is a business owner and entrepreneur from Manchester, United Kingdom. Khalid is currently working on Saturn-Tec, a website which provides design & cheap web solutions. Follow Khalid on Twitter: @hybridlava. Follow the development of @saturntec.


Reply Eden mor February 2, 2010

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