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The computer revolution: how it's changed our world over 60 years

The BlueGene/L supercomputer is presented to the [media] at the Lawerence Livermore National Laboratory in Livermore, California, October 27, 2005. The BlueGene/L is the world's fastest supercomputer and will be used to ensure [U.S. nuclear weapons stockpile] is safe and reliable without testing. The BlueGene/L computer made by IBM can perform a record 280.6 trillion operations per second.

The BlueGene/L supercomputer can perform 280.6 trillion operations per second. Image: REUTERS/KimberlyWhite

Justin Zobel
Head, Department of Computing & Information Systems, University of Melbourne
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