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Name: E Buchler
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Date: Around 1995


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How fast is the fastest computer?



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Well, I just got a note in the mail that a computer at Sandia National Lab in New Mexico (an Intel Paragon parallel computer with nearly 2000 proces- sors) just beat the old record for speed on a standard linear algebra benchmark, doing over 140 billion floating point operations per second. So, I guess that is an answer... For non-parallel machines the fastest speed I think is around 1 billion "FLOPS", and that record is held either by an NEC supercomputer or by something from Cray. 1995

A Smith


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