June 27, 2007
Sun Microsystems Inc. is aiming to wrest the world supercomputing crown from IBM’s Blue Gene.
Sun’s Constellation, to be installed at the Texas Advanced Computing Center, provides 21 million floating-point operations per second, potentially reaching 2 PFLOPS. IBM already has a 3 PFLOP version of its Blue Gene supercomputer, but Sun could potentially hit the No. 2 spot.