The U.S. Department of Energy has chosen Compaq Computer Corp. to develop the world’s fastest and most powerful supercomputer for its Los Alamos National Laboratory. The $200 million ASCI Q will have close to 12,000 processors and perform more than 30 trillion operations per second. As large as five basketball courts, it is scheduled to begin modeling the decay of nuclear weapons early 2002. It is upgradable and could perform 100 trillion operations per second by 2004, according to Compaq.
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