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Petaflop achieved by PS3 based chip

The Roadrunner, the IBM supercomputer at Los Alamos National Laboratory in New Mexico, shattered all speed records recently. Comprised of AMD opteron and Sony/IBM Cell based processors (ala PS3) achieved performance of 1.026 petaflop/s—becoming the first supercomputer ever to reach this milestone.

Putting it in the Worlds Top 5 most powerful supercomputers

Although, as we understood it the Blue Gene P cracked the Petaflop barrier some time ago (Summer 2007), and greater expectations were deemed for the more powerful (on paper at least) roadrunner beasty.

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