The World’s Fastest Supercomputer …

The Cray XT5 supercomputer known as Jaguar has claimed the top spot on the 34th edition of the closely watched TOP500 list.

Jaguar, which is located at the Department of Energy’s Oak Ridge Leadership Computing Facility and was upgraded earlier this year, posted a 1.75 petaflop/s performance speed.

Jaguar roared ahead with new processors bringing the theoretical peak capability to 2.3 petaflop/s and nearly a quarter of a million cores. One petaflop/s refers to one quadrillion calculations per second.

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