IBM to build Opteron-Cell hybrid supercomputer

IBM has won a bid to build a supercomputer called Roadrunner that will include not just conventional Opteron chips but also the Cell processor used in the Sony Playstation, CNET News.com has learned.

This computer when completed should have sustainable petaflop level performance.

Previous studies show that a modified cell chip could get 20 times the performance of an opteron

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