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NSF-Funded Terascale Computing System Ranks As World's Second Fastest; Pittsburgh-Based Computer Hits Peak Of Six Trillion Operations Per Second

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November 12, 2001
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According to a new ranking of the world's fastest computers, the National Science Foundation's (NSF) Terascale Computing System (TCS) is the second most powerful. No other system for university-based research can match its peak of 6 trillion calculations per second, known as "teraflops." The TCS reached more than four teraflops when running Linpack, a standard software test for comparing supercomputers.

According to a new ranking of the world's fastest computers, the National Science Foundation's (NSF) Terascale Computing System (TCS) is the second most powerful. No other system for university-based research can match its peak of 6 trillion calculations per second, known as "teraflops." The TCS reached more than four teraflops when running Linpack, a standard software test for comparing supercomputers.


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National Science Foundation. "NSF-Funded Terascale Computing System Ranks As World's Second Fastest; Pittsburgh-Based Computer Hits Peak Of Six Trillion Operations Per Second." ScienceDaily. ScienceDaily, 12 November 2001. <www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2001/11/011112075100.htm>.
National Science Foundation. (2001, November 12). NSF-Funded Terascale Computing System Ranks As World's Second Fastest; Pittsburgh-Based Computer Hits Peak Of Six Trillion Operations Per Second. ScienceDaily. Retrieved April 16, 2014 from www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2001/11/011112075100.htm
National Science Foundation. "NSF-Funded Terascale Computing System Ranks As World's Second Fastest; Pittsburgh-Based Computer Hits Peak Of Six Trillion Operations Per Second." ScienceDaily. www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2001/11/011112075100.htm (accessed April 16, 2014).

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