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NASA's Supercomputer Maintains Ranking, Supporting More Research
 
NASA's largest supercomputer, Pleiades, maintained its status as seventh on the TOP500 list of the world's most powerful, high-performance computers. The TOP500 list is created by a group of international supercomputing professionals who made the announcement on Nov. 14, 2011 at the 26th International Supercomputing Conference (SC11) in Seattle, Wash.
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NASA's Pleiades Supercomputer Ranks Among World's Fastest
 
NASA's largest supercomputer is seventh on the TOP500 list of the world's most powerful, high-performance computers. The announcement was made at the 26th International Supercomputing Conference in Hamburg, Germany.
Pleiades, located at NASA's Ames Research Centre in Moffett Field, Calif., supports more than 1,000 active users around the country who are advancing our knowledge about the Earth, solar system and the universe. Pleiades is used to meet the computing needs on NASA's most demanding modelling and simulation projects in aeronautics; Earth and space science; exploration systems and technologies; and future space operations.

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Nasa is making a bid to join the elite group using supercomputers whose power is measured in petaflops.
By 2009 the US space agency aims to be running a petaflop supercomputer that will be able to do 1,000 trillion calculations per second.

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