According to the sources IBM has plans to announce that they will be provide the world’s fastest supercomputer to the U.S. Department of Energy. The previous supercomputer IBM’s Roadrunner was the first system to reach 1.026 petaflops. IBM is announcing that its successor will outdo it by an order of magnitude.
Sequoia will be able to work at a staggering 20 petaflops, the equivalent of the computing power of 2 million laptops .
IBM says it plans to deliver the Sequoia to the Energy Department for use at the Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory. The supercomputer will run simulations to test the soundness of the nation’s stockpile of nuclear weaponry, according to the IDG News Service.