Man, what a busy time lately!!... I have struggled big time to finish any of my ongoing articles, but fear not, this blog is very much alive and kicking. Stay tunned for upcoming articles, for there are some interesting things on the way, including reviews for Fedora 15, Fuduntu 14.10, Zorin 5 OS and (maybe) an article on why I decided not to review Ubuntu 11.04 and Unity.
While I finish those reviews, I thought I'd share an interesting International Business Times ARTICLE which lists the 10 most powerful computers on Earth today. The piece that I find particularly interesting is that ALL TEN OF THEM RUN LINUX! (Go Tux!)
Here's the list:
1. K Computer, Japan
Built by Fujitsu, the Japanese supercomputer at the RIKEN Advanced Institute for Computational Science (AICS) in Kobe, is capable of performing more than 8 quadrillion calculations per second (petaflop/s). “The K Computer is also more powerful than the next five systems on the list combined and also one of the most energy-efficient systems on the list.”
2. Tianhe-1A, China
The Chinese supercomputer at the National Supercomputing Center in Tianjin, China, performs at 2.6 petaflop/s.
3. Jaguar, United States
The Jaguar, a Cray supercomputer at the U.S. Department of Energy’s (DOE’s) Oak Ridge National Laboratory, is ranked No. 3 with 1.75 petaflop/s.
4. Nebulae, China
The Nebulae supercomputer at China’s National Supercomputing Center in Shenzen is ranked fouth with 1.27 petaflop/s performance.
5. Tsubame 2.0, Japan
Tsubame 2.0 at the Tokyo Institute of Technology is fifth most fast supercomputer in the world with 1.19 petaflop/s performance.
6. Cielo, United States
The Cielo supercomputer at Los Alamos National Laboratory in New Mexico performs at 1.11 petaflop/s.
7. Pleiades, United States
Pleiades, located at NASA's Ames Research Center in Moffett Field, California, allows over 1,000 active users around the country advance knowledge about the Earth, solar system and the universe. Pleiades helps meet computing needs of NASA's aeronautics projects and other space operations. It has a performance at 1.09 petaflop/s.
Pleiades Westmere-based racks: The addition of the Westmere and Nehalem nodes increased the computing capacity available on Pleiades by 170%.
8. Hopper, United States
The Hopper supercomputer, located at DOE’s National Energy Research Scientific Computing Center (NERSC) in California, is ranked eighth with 1.054 petaflop/s performances.
9. Tera 100, France
Tera 100 at the CEA (Commissariat à l'énergie atomique et aux énergies alternatives) in France performs at 1.05 petaflop/s.
10. Roadrunner, United States
Roadrunner at Los Alamos National Laboratory in New Mexico performs at 1.04 petaflop/s.
So there you have it, our tux penguin may look harmless, but it can turn your PC into a mean muscle machine if you ask it to!