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Record Setting Roadrunner Supercomputer Shuts Down for Good

Maximum PC: Even supercomputers sometimes have relatively short lifespans. So it is with Roadrunner, the first supercomputer to break the petaflop barrier by posting better than 1 million billion calculations per second five years ago. Back then, it was the world's fastest supercomputer, and scientists used it to gain a better understanding of energy flow in nuclear weapons and its relation to weapon yield.

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fatstarr2846d ago

so what will they do with all these parts.

its essentially still usable. and besides the energy consumption its still faster than anything normal people can get their hands on.