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Tuesday, February 03, 2009

IBM Rochester building 20 petaflop supercomputer

Good news for employees in Rochester, MN in this depressed economy. IBM's Rochester facility is working on building the most powerful supercomputer for the US government. The "Sequoia" supercomputer is targeted to achieve 20 petaflops which is more powerful than all of the current computers combined on the Top500 supercomputer list. The computer will be used by the US Department of Energy and will reside at Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory.

This should mean plenty of work for the people there – and since IBM Rochester is one of the largest local employers it also means the other companies that provide services to those employees should be able to breathe a sigh of relief that many others are not.

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