Roadrunner Supercomputer Ready for Duty

Ainsley Jones

Los Alamos National Laboratory announced that Roadrunner, the world's fastest supercomputer, is done playing and is ready to get down to business for the U.S. Department of Energy. During its shakedown period, Roadrunner was used on 10 unclassified projects, including mapping genetic sequences to create a HIV family tree in an effort to come up with a vaccine for AIDS, reports HPCwire.


The Roadrunner system is now beginning its transition to classified computing to assure the safety, security and reliability of the U.S. nuclear deterrent, according to Science Blog.

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