June 25, 2001

New IBM supercomputer to take on power crisis

Author: JT Smith

Kelly McNeill of OSOpinion writes: "IBM announced Thursday that it has delivered the world's most powerful unclassified supercomputer, capable of 3.8 trillion calculations per second, to the National Energy Research Scientific Computing Center (NERSC), a government research center in California. Amid high pump prices for the summer travel season and rolling electricity blackouts in California, researchers at the center, where virtual internal combustion engines are tested, hope the supercomputer will help provide solutions to the combustion engine's thirst for gasoline and to the Golden State's power crisis."


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