Tuesday, 1 December 2009


Kraken, based at the National Institute for Computational Sciences, funded by the US National Science Federation and located at Oak Ridge National Laboratory, Tennessee, has 100,000dual-core Opteron processors made by AMD, typically used in servers and high-end workstations.

Kraken is the fastest computer in the world owned and operated by an academic institution – the University of Tennessee. In October the foundation awarded the university a further $10 million to build a new computer, Nautilus, to analyse Kraken's output.

(Image: Adam Brimer/Knoxville News Sentinel)

Source - New Scientist

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