Computer-enhanced image of IBM’s Roadrunner

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Date
2009
Copyright Owner
© International Business Machines Corporation (IBM)
Keywords
Roadrunner (computer); International Business Machines Corporation (IBM); Los Alamos National Laboratory; Playstation 3; cell processor
Object ID
500004271

Roadrunner, with almost 20,000 microprocessors, has been used to model the decay of the U.S. nuclear arsenal, analyze financial data, and render 3D medical images in real time. Roadrunner contains some of the same processors used in Sony's PlayStation-3 game console.