Powerful Computer Dedicated at LLNL

Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory, which has pioneered the use of high performance computing in science since the 1950s, dedicated its most powerful computer last week.

Sierra, as the computer is named, is said to be capable of running at a speed of 125 million billion operations per second, or 125 petaflops. Sierra’s first components were delivered four years ago, but the completed system is only now approaching full capacity.

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