Forbes: The World’s Fastest Supercomputer Will Have The World’s Fastest Data Storage

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As reported by Forbes, a supercomputer used by many UT professors and researchers will is getting a boost. Last November, Cray’s Titan Supercomputer, which is being used at Oak Ridge National Laboratory, earned the crown of World’s Fastest Supercomputer. Now Oak Ridge hopes to bolster the performance of that supercomputer by building the world’s fastest data storage system. The system, which will be named Spider II, will have a capacity of 40 petabytes. If you have a 1 terabyte hardrive in your computer now, it would take 40,960 of them to have the same memory capacity.

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