Image Gallery: Government's 10 Most Powerful Supercomputers
The United States government owns many of the most powerful supercomputers in the world, including six of the top ten. These supercomputers are being used for everything from climate modeling to building spaceships to basic science research.
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Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory's Franklin, 15th on the Top500, peaks at 356 TFlops. The CrayXT4 supercomputer cluster has 9,660 compute nodes, each powered by 2.3 GHz quad-core AMD processors. Jobs running right now on Franklin include quantum physics, plasma physics, and astrophysics simulations.