The Germans launched the fastest computer in Europe
The most powerful computer in Europe has been launched at the Juelich Research Center (North Rhine-Westphalia) – informs the German portal heise.de. Computer, built on the basis of IBM technologies, his name is Jugene and he can run at speeds up to 1 petaflop per second – it means neither more nor less 1 POOL (a thousand trillion, or 10 to the power of 15) floating point operations per second. A typical modern personal computer runs at measured speed “just” w gigaflopach (10 to the power of 9) per second. Jugene has been greatly enhanced – previously, its computing power was only 167,3 teraflopa (10 to the power of 12) per second. Currently, this powerful supercomputer consists of 73.728 quad-core processors, placed in 72 water-cooled shelves. For an ordinary PC it is enough – As you know – one such processor. On a global scale, Jugene would probably be in the top five; this global ranking is to be updated in June this year.
From February this year. IBM's Sequoia supercomputer takes first place, whose computing power is to reach 20 petaflops per second. Jugen will help scientists to solve particularly complex problems in such areas, like physics, chemistry, biology, astronomy, materials science and environmental science.