Lord Brawl says ASCI is short for: Accelerated Strategic Computing Initiative the "red" part, anyone?

Currently the world's most powerful supercomputer. Its 2500 square feet hardware resides with Sandia National Labs, Albuquerque, USA.

It was built from 9536 Pentium II Xeon and 606 Gigabytes of RAM. It can do 1.3 teraFLOPS.

It runs on the Cougar Operating System.

It was built by the US' Department of Energy for simulating the effects of nuclear weapons, because "live" testing may no longer be done.

ASCI Red is the world's most powerful day-to-day operational supercomputer.

There were three supercomputers in the original DOE sponsored research project¹: ASCI Red, ASCI Blue Mountain at Los Alamos National Laboratory and ASCI Blue Pacific at Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory. A fourth, ASCI Blue Horizon was created by IBM and is at the San Diego Supercomputer Center. IBM announced a fifth, ASCI White, on June 29, 2000.

1. The Department of Energy's Accelerated Strategic Computing Initiative.

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