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Kraken Supercomputer

The Kraken supercomputer at the University of Tennessee

The Kraken supercomputer at the University of Tennessee (UT), one of the fastest in the world. In 2009, Kraken--the result of a $65 million grant to UT from the National Science Foundation--became only the fourth computers in history to perform more than 1,000 trillion calculations per second, known as a petaflop.

To learn more about Kraken, see the UT news story UT's Kraken Named World's Third Most Powerful Computer, ORNL's Jaguar No. 1. (Date of Image: 2008)

Credit: University of Tennessee, Knoxville
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