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IBM Created Supercomputer and Overtakes on Fujitsu Supercomputer


IBM created a supercomputer names Sequoia. IBM's Sequoia has taken the top spot on the list of the world's fastest supercomputers for the US. New IBM supercomputer fell Fujitsu computer to second place. It will be used to help extend the life of aging nuclear weapons, avoiding the need for real-world underground tests. It is installed at the US Department of Energy's Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory in California.
Sequoia is 1.55 times faster than the Fujitsu model, and uses over 1.5 million processors.The computer is capable of calculating in one hour what otherwise would take 6.7 billion people using hand calculators 320 years to complete if they worked non-stop.

The IBM supercomputer is also more energy efficient than the Fujitsu model. Sequoia consumes 7.9 megawatts compared to the K computer which uses 12.6 megawatts.

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