If you think that Intel was always the fastest. Think again, not this round. This round AMD is the Host. Jaguar supercomputer has 37,376 six-core AMD Opteron 2.6 GHz processors. That’s mean Jaguar has 224,256 of processor cores.  300 terabyte of ram, 10 petabyte of disk space running on custom version of SUSE Linux.

One petaflops is the equivalent of one thousand trillion operations per second, which means this supercomputer is capable of a theoretical maximum performance of 2,330,000,000,000,000 operations per second. The reason Jaguar claimed the top spot in this latest test is a recent upgrade from quad-core processors to six-core processors, effectively increasing the total number of processor cores by 50%.

The World’s Fastest Supercomputer In 2009 Is Jaguar

Because of the Jaguar computing power  is gigantic so it’s used by scientists to run simulations of climate changes and effects, supernovas, and a number of other compute-intensive applications that took a long time to calculate.

The Jaguar Cray XT5 setup need a large place which takes up 4,400 square feet (409 square meters), which is larger than an NBA basketball court.

The World’s Fastest Supercomputer In 2009 Is Jaguar2

Jaguar Supercomputer Detail:

Performance: 1.759 petaflops (theoretical maximum: 2.33 petaflops)

Processors: 37,376 six-core AMD Opteron 2.6 GHz

Processor cores: 224,256

Total RAM: 300 terabyte

Total disc space: 10 petabyte

System type: Cray XT5

Operating system: Cray custom version of SUSE Linux