Gallery: World’s Fastest Computer is Working on Solving Climate Change

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This past Monday, the insanely powerful Jaguar XT5 supercomputer at Oak Ridge National Laboratory in Tennessee was named the fastest supercomputer in the world. With a speed of 1.759 petaflops (quadrillions of calculations per second), this incredibly swift machine is currently being used by the forces of good to solve the world’s problems – including one that is very near and dear to our hearts, climate change.

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  1. World's Greenest Superc... July 14, 2010 at 12:46 pm

    […] seems there’s a new supercomputer every month, but now there’s a new standard for differentiating them – by how green […]

  2. sfas.comm November 22, 2009 at 4:48 pm

    Can it run Crysis?

  3. ozulrike November 21, 2009 at 9:09 pm

    I wonder how much energy it uses? I hope it’s at least green energy or that they offset the emission 😉

  4. boybunny November 21, 2009 at 5:35 pm

    And it is no more accurate than the chicken bones, tealeaves and runestones that it supersedes.

    Climate chage scientist is the new name for an ancient profession… soothsayer. So does this powerful machine help with changing the rules of peer review to help climate scientists bully any naysayers out of scientific journals? At least then this expencive machine would have a real use… a corrupt and disgusting use, but still a use.

  5. Jewel November 19, 2009 at 1:46 pm

    Whoah! Very nice creation. This powerful Jaguar XT5 supercomputer is truly insane! Bet I’m gonna blog this immediately, lol. I am definitely interested to put it at the Blazintech (http://www.blazintech.net/) blog.

  6. speshalkay November 19, 2009 at 6:36 am

    I bet it works out the way to resolve climate change is to remove all humans :-)

  7. alexjameslowe November 18, 2009 at 11:11 am

    That’s a really cool idea- I’d love to hear about the other problems and projects that this machine is chugging on. Does it work on multiple problems at once?

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