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On behalf of the Bavarian Academy of Science, IBM will build what may be the world's most powerful supercomputer. The global race for supercomputing power continues unabated: Germany's Bavarian Academy of Science has announced that it has contracted IBM (IBM) to build a supercomputer that, when completed in 2012, will be able to execute up to 3 petaflops, potentially making it the world's most powerful supercomputer. To be called SuperMUC, the computer, which will be run by the Academy's Leibniz Supercomputing Centre in Garching, Germany, will be available for European researchers to use to probe the frontiers of medicine, astrophysics and other scientific disciplines. (The MUC suffix is borrowed from the Munich airport code). Read more on CIO's website

Publié le 14 décembre 2010