In Pictures: The 10 mightiest supercomputers on Earth

Our look at the biggest, baddest computing machines in current use

IBM’s 16.32 petaflop monster runs on a little more than a million and a half processor cores and is used for enormously complex simulations of uncertainty qualification and physical modeling of weapon effects at the Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory. It’s also highly efficient, posting the same 2069 megaflops per watt mark as the other Blue Gene/Q machines in the top 10.

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