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Word of the Day: “Petaflop”

“…. Japan has created a supercomputer that runs at 10 petaflops. It’s almost beyond comprehension – a petaflop is a quadrillion instructions per second. Japan’s K Computer achieved this speed late in November, 2011. This won’t remain the top system for long. IBM and Cray are already working on 20 petaflop machines which are expected to be available next year. And, the talk about exaflop computers, which will be a thousand times faster than petaflop systems, has already begun. “

from Susan Hodges, Tech Knowledge column



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