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Upgrades to Oak Ridge National Laboratory's Jaguar supercomputer have more than doubled its performance, increasing the system's ability to deliver far-reaching advances in climate studies, energy research, and a wide range of sciences.

The system recently completed acceptance testing, running applications in climate science, quantum chemistry, combustion science, materials science, nanoscience, fusion science, and astrophysics, as well as benchmarking applications that test supercomputing performance.

The Jaguar system, a Cray XT4 located at ORNL's National Center for Computational Sciences, now uses more than 31,000 processing cores to deliver up to 263 trillion calculations a second (or 263 teraflops).
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Very interesting

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31,000 cores...? That's insane. Wonder how it compares to "standard" computers on a compatable benchmark.




I wonder how well it can fold...
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Makes you wonder when one of these damn university's would fold for just an hour to see what kind of numbers they could pump out.
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they maybe closer to petaflops but there still only at 0.263PFLOPS, nice find anyway
    
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