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Submission + - First Petaflop Supercomputer To Shut Down (cnet.com)

An anonymous reader writes: In 2008 Roadrunner was the world's fastest supercomputer. Now that the first system to break the petaflop barrier has lost a step on today's leaders it will be shut down and dismantled. In its five years of operation, the Roadrunner was the "workhorse" behind the National Nuclear Security Administration's Advanced Simulation and Computing program, providing key computer simulations for the Stockpile Stewardship Program.
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First Petaflop Supercomputer To Shut Down

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