Move over, Fujitsu, there’s a new sheriff in town. IBM’s Sequoia recently overtook Japan’s Fujitsu as the world’s fastest supercomputer. A bragging point for this new creation is the processing ability, “The computer is capable of calculating in one hour what otherwise would take 6.7 billion people using hand calculators 320 years to complete if they worked non-stop.” Since the first supercomputer in 1993 created by Thinking Machines, our technology has made Sequoia 273,930 times faster. It really makes you wonder what’s in store for the future.
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