Infographic: Sequoia – The Fastest Supercomputer on the Planet

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The HPC 4 Energy Blog brings us this infographic on #1 ranked Sequoia supercomputer.

Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory’s Sequoia supercomputer, an IBM BlueGene/Q system, was ranked as the world’s fastest supercomputer on June 18, 2012. Sequoia boasts 16.32 petaflops using 1,572,864 cores, but how fast can it complete calculations? This infographic puts its speed into perspective, demonstrating the potential of American HPC resources to save organizations time and money.

While the comparison of supercomputer flops vs. handheld calculators is pretty much tired, I think it is helpful to help the layman understand how immense 16.3 Petaflops is compared to machine capabilities of just a few years ago. Download the infographic.