A Brief History of Supercomputers

By | 6/22/12

On Monday June 18, LLNL’s Sequoia supercomputer was announced as the world’s fastest supercomputer. To kickoff HPC for Energy’s infographic series, here is a “Brief History of Supercomputers.” Compare Sequoia to computers of the past and present, explore how supercomputing has evolved over time, and learn which countries have today’s fastest supercomputers. HPC for Energy invites you to share this widely.

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