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TOP500 lists the world's fastest supercomputers

TOP500 Supercomputers: #3 - Roadrunner

Number three on the list is the Roadrunner, another supercomputer that is owned by the U.S. government. Roadrunner, located at the Los Alamos National Laboratory, is a BladeCenter cluster running Opteron DC processors at 1.8 GHz. It is made up of 122,400 cores.

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