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IBM reclaims top supercomputer crown for U.S.

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IBM reclaims top supercomputer crown for U.S.

For the first time since 2002, Japan’s Earth Simulator is not the most powerful supercomputer on the planet.

IBM Corp. has assembled a 16,000 processor version of its BlueGene/L supercomputer, which on Sept. 16 edged out the Earth simulator, built by IBM rival NEC, according to benchmarks run by Big Blue.

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