The Fastest Super Computer in the World Sports a $200 Million Price Tag

Cray lands $200 Million Linux-Opteron Supercomputer deal with Oak Ridge National Laboratory, in what could be the fastest supercomputer in the world when it is delivered in 2008. The system is expected to provide the world's first petaflops-speed (1,000 trillion floating-point operations per second) supercomputer, utilizing current and future versions of the AMDTM Opteron processor. Cray supercomputers were first to achieve gigaflops sustained performance in 1989, and first to break the sustained teraflops barrier in 1998.

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