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     June 26, 2018      #13-176 PB1
 
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The Summit is a supercomputer developed by IBM for use at Oak Ridge National Laboratory. It is presently the fastest supercomputer in the world.

Elizabeth Nida Obert / enida@postbulletin.com
Rochester team helps IBM create world's fastest

By Jeff Kiger
jkiger@postbulletin.com


IBM made a triumphant return to the top of world’s fastest supercomputer list on Monday.

Summit, a water-cooled machine with deep roots in Rochester, took the No. 1 spot on the twice-a-year TOP500 list.

The supercomputer, still being installed by a mostly Rochester-based team at the Department of Energy’s Oak Ridge National Laboratory, was clocked running at 122.3 petaflops.

That is adds up to a stunning 200 quadrillion calculations per second. It’s 120 times faster than IBM’s ...

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System Packaging Design Engineer Chris Marroquin, left, and CORAL Project Executive Andy Schram recently discuss the Summit, a supercomputer developed by IBM for use at Oak Ridge National Laboratory. It is presently the fastest supercomputer in the world.

Elizabeth Nida Obert / enida@postbulleti
Jeff Kiger