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NASA's Intel Itanium 2-Based System Fastest In World

  • 27 October, 2004 14:22

<p>Sydney, Australia, 27 October 2004 - Intel Corporation today announced that its latest Intel® Itanium® 2 processor powers the world’s fastest supercomputer.</p>
<p>Intel has congratulated NASA and SGI on building Project Columbia, a system that boasts a world-record speed of 42 trillion floating point operations per second (42 teraFLOP/s) and was deployed in less than six months.</p>
<p>About Intel
Intel, the world’s largest chip maker, is also a leading manufacturer of computer, networking and communications products. Additional information about Intel is available at</p>
<p>Intel and Intel Itanium are marks or registered trademarks of Intel Corporation or its subsidiaries in the United States and other countries.</p>
<p>* Other names and brands may be claimed as the property of others.</p>
<p>For more information, please contact:</p>
<p>Daniel Anderson
Intel Australia Pty Ltd
Tel: +61 2 9937 5886
Mob: +61 0418 686 775
<p>Debbie Sassine
Spectrum Communications
Tel: +61 2 9954 3299

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