SC Online carried a piece on Friday announcing a new super run by Stony Brook University and the U.S. Department of Energy’s Brookhaven National Laboratory. The IBM Blue Gene, named New York Blue, is expected to rank in the top 10 on the Top500 list.
New York Blue’s initial 18-rack configuration will link together more than 36,000 processors for a total of 100 teraflops performance (100 trillion calculations per second, about 10,000 times as fast as a personal computer). IBM Blue Gene computers hold 28 spots, including the number one ranking, on a list of the world’s top 150 most powerful computers.
According to Brookhave Director Sam Aronson,
“We expect New York Blue will give us the leading-edge computing power we need to make crucial computations in physics, biology, medicine, materials science, nanoscience, and renewable energy.”