The new IBM cluster system, Sequoia, took number one spot in the world’s fastest 500 supercomputers, a closely-watched measure of international technological prowess.
The machine, which runs the Linux operating system and was first announced in 2009, has been installed across 4,500 square feet of the US Department of Energy’s Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory in California, to carry out simulations of nuclear weapons tests. I am particularity impressed with them using Linux for an operating system. Great system, use it myself. For the whole write up click following link; http://www.telegraph.co.uk/technology/9338651/Nuclear-weapons-supercomputer-reclaims-world-speed-record-for-US.html