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Energy-Sucking Supercomputers
The K Computer is the World's Fastest, Clocking in at 10 Petaflops

By: Omar Yusuf (Star) Nov 8, 11

A joint endeavor atwixt the Japanese Ministry of Education and the Fujitsu Corporation led to the recent completion of the K Computer, the first computer to break the 10 petaflop barrier and the fastest piece of technology on the planet!

Over 88,000 clusters of specially designed Fujitsu processors help make the K Computer unimaginably fast. Feel like calculating the tax expenditures and spending habits of 128 million people? Yeah, I didn’t think so, but luckily this supercomputer can take care of the job in minutes. But the processing power of the K doesn’t come without its fees—the massive server consoles have helped Fujitsu rack up a dizzying annual electricity bill of $9.89 million. For now, rest easy in the knowledge that, although you may not know what a petaflop is, the K Computer still can’t outpace your human mind!

Source: gizmodo
Readmore: wired

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