On today’s On This Day from TEST Huddle; the Jugene supercomputer is revealed.
2007 – Jugene Supercomputer
The first computer built with 65536 processors is unveiled today. Named JUGENE (Jülich Blue Gene), the supercomputer goes into service at the Jülich Research Centre in Germany. The machine has a processing speed of 167 TFLOPS which makes it the fastest supercomputer in Europe and the sixth fastest computer in the world. The computer operates on SUSE Linux Enterprise Server 11. Jugene will be decommissioned in July 2012 and replaced by the Blue Gene/Q system JUQUEEN.