In Pictures: 2013 tech industry graveyard

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Roadrunner Supercomputer Roadrunner, the first supercomputer to break the once-elusive petaflop barrier — 1 million billion calculations per second — was decommissioned on March 31. The IBM system achieved petaflop speed in 2008, shortly after installation at Los Alamos National Laboratory. The lab’s Gary Grider said at the time that "Even in death, we are trying to learn from Roadrunner,” referring to experiments after the shutoff and before dismantling on topics such as operating system memory compression techniques.

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