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Super-Duper Supercomputer

The Energy Department's science office last week said it will spend up to $200 million during the next five years to build the world's fastest civilian supercomputer. The Oak Ridge National Laboratory in Tennessee won the right to build the machine, which has a goal of performing 50 trillion floating-point calculations per second by next year. Computer makers Cray, IBM, and Silicon Graphics will supply Oak Ridge and partner Argonne National Laboratory in Illinois with equipment for the project.

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