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TOP500 lists the world's fastest supercomputers

TOP500 Supercomputers: #1 - Jaguar Cray XT5-HE

TOP500.org released its list of the 500 most powerful supercomputers in the world earlier this month. Here are 11 of the best from that list.

The supercomputer that ranks number one on the list is the Jaguar Cray XT5-HE. Using a standardized test, it operated at 1759 Teraflops (trillion calculations per second). Jaguar runs on AMD Opteron six-core processors operating at 2.6 GHz. It has a total of 224,162 cores. The Jaguar Cray XT5-HE is housed at the Oak Ridge National Laboratory in Tennessee. I especially love the image of a jaguar painted on the rack doors.

Photo courtesy of the National Center for Computational Sciences, Oak Ridge National Laboratory.

More on this topic: Read Selena Frye's TechRepublic post Which Linux-powered behemoth is the world's top supercomputer? and Zack Whittaker's ZDNet post US still the supercomputing superpower; Academia has major stake.