While IBM's Watson supercomputer tangles with its human competitors on the quiz show Jeopardy this week, the company's high-performance computing architects will be crafting—in cooperation with Argonne National Laboratory. Look for IBM to retake the crown for world's fastest supercomputer in 2012. R. Colin Johnson @NextGenLog
IBM is working toward the world's fastest supercomputer, which it hopes will be a Blue Gene based machine called Mira.
Here is what my EETimes story says about Mira: According to Top500.org, the world's fastest supercomputer is currently a 2.57-petaflop system, China's Tianhe-1a, which uses thousands of Intel Westmere processors with Nvidia Fermi graphics accelerators. In contrast, the IBM's Mira, based on the Blue Gene/Q, aims to top 10-petaflops using thousands of IBM's own Power7 cores...
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