The Fastest Supercomputer: Just What The President Ordered
The president's executive order calls for the fastest computer ever, the latest official progress in nearly a decade of U.S. supercomputer study.By Evan Thomas | July 30, 2015
By executive order, the U.S. will now build the world's fastest computer. (Video via The White House)
Wednesday, President Obama established the National Strategic Computing Initiative, whose goal is the development of a 1-exaflop computer within the next decade.
Flops, or floating point operations per second, measure a computer's calculation speed. These days, high-end home computers can clock in at hundreds of gigaflops. An exaflop is some 10 million times faster. (Video via PC Gamer)