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IBM’s Newest Supercomputer Targets Commercial Users
IBM's Blue Gene/P is 100,000 times more powerful than a home PC and can process more operations in one second than the combined power of a stack of laptop computers nearly 1.5 miles high. It is designed to fit in small spaces, use less power than competing systems, and--according to IBM--is at least seven times more energy efficient than any other supercomputer. This article describes features of the Blue Gene/P and its likely commercial adopters.
Supercomputers Move Into Commercial Applications
If you need scalability, nothing beats the capabilities of a supercomputer. Today TFLOPS (trillion floating point operations per second) machines are common, and within the next ten years, supercomputers will be running ten times faster. While supercomputers have long been used in government laboratories, the widespread use of these machines in commercial applications has been a quietly growing phenomenon.