Jun 10, 2008


Roadrunner, the U.S. supercomputer, is the newest, fastest guy on the block. (Try to contain your shock, but it belongs to the military.)

It can crank out 1.026 Petaflops, covers 12,000 square feet, and has Linux under the hood.

[Note: a Petaflop should not be confused with a PETAflop - which is what occurs when the People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals stage a Broadway musical so offensive, even Brigitte Bardot wants to smack them with a softball bat.]

Roadrunner is invulnerable to all Acme products and should - under no circumstances - be asked if it wants to play Global Thermonuclear War.

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