Although the World’s Most Powerful Super computer consumes a hectic 9.89 MW of power, it still remains relatively Efficient. K Computer, produced by Fijitsu at the RIKEN Advanced Institute for Computational Science campus in Kobe, Japan is the World’s Fastest Super Computer with a rating of over 8 petaflops and Rmax of 10.51 petaflops, according to top500.org . K Computer is expected to get fully operational by November 2012.
Amazing Facts of K Computer
1. Has a memory of 1,410,048 Gb
2. Runs on Linux Operating System
3. It has 705,024 cores
4. Manufactured by Fijitsu
5. the K computer’s performance equals “one million linked desktop computers” *
6. The computer’s annual running costs are estimated at US$10 million.
*According to TOP500 compiler Jack Dongarra, professor of electrical engineering and computer science at the University of Tennessee,
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