November 9th, 2004, 09:14 PM
IBM regains supercomputer crown
The system was clocked at 70.72 trillion calculations per second, almost double the performance of the reigning leader - Japan's Earth Simulator, which can sustain 35.86 trillion calculations a second.
Blue Gene/L will consume about $US1 million ($1.3 million) a year in electricity. If the Earth Simulator were as powerful, it would consume $US60 million each year for electricity, Mr Turek said