On November 8, 2004, a 16-rack, 16,384-node Blue Genet/L supercomputer was crowned as the fastest supercomputer in the world on the 24th TOP500 list (http://www.top500.org). IBM was regarded as the most innovative computer manufacturer. The sustained LINPACK benchmark number for this Blue Gene/L was 70.72 teraflops (a trillion floating-point operations per second), or 77% of its peak performance of 91.75 teraflops.
Note: The Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers, Incorporated is distributing this Article with permission of the International Business Machines Corporation (IBM) who is the exclusive owner. The recipient of this Article may not assign, sublicense, lease, rent or otherwise transfer, reproduce, prepare derivative works, publicly display or perform, or distribute the Article.