15 amazing tech feats and world records

Not to be outdone by athletes at this summer's Olympic games, techies have been setting some world records of their own of late.

By Brandon Butler, Network World |  IT Management, CERN, higgs boson

Fastest supercomputer

There is a new reigning fastest supercomputer as of this summer. IBM’s Sequoia is a 16.32 petaflop machine that runs on about 1.5 million processing cores at the Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory in California. It recently surpassed Fujitsu K, which is a 10.51 petaflop megamachine running on 705,024 cores, to become the most powerful supercomputer in the world. See the rest of the top 10 mightiest supercomputers here.

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