It may be long overdue , but IBM’s Roadrunner supercomputer is well worth the wait. Designed to handle 1.6 petaflops, this system boasts “a hybrid design with almost 7,000 AMD Opteron dual core processors and almost 13,000 IBM PowerXCell 8i CPUs.” Video after the break. Click here for first picture in gallery.
Roadrunner will go online soon at the U.S. Department of Energy’s Los Alamos National Laboratory, and will crunch all kinds of data. It takes up 6,000 square feet, weighs 500,000 pounds total, uses 57 miles of cable and requires 3.9 megawatts of power.