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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.
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