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Posted: Saturday, March 30, 2013 8:00 pm | Updated: 12:43 pm, Mon Apr 1, 2013.

ALBUQUERQUE — It’s the end of the line for Roadrunner, a first-of-its-kind collection of processors that once reigned as the world’s fastest supercomputer.

The $121 million supercomputer, housed at one of the nation’s premier nuclear weapons research laboratories in Northern New Mexico, will be decommissioned Sunday.

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2 comments:

  • Steve Salazar posted at 10:50 pm on Sun, Mar 31, 2013.

    Steve Salazar Posts: 642

    It's just a bad headline.

     
  • Rod Oldehoeft posted at 10:50 am on Sun, Mar 31, 2013.

    Leading Edge Boomer Posts: 25

    Roadrunner is not the "state's supercomputer," but a project at LANL funded by NNSA. Roadrunner was a path-breaking experiment that was the first "petaflop" machine, and was used classified and unclassified work.

    The writer is conflating Roadrunner, being decommissioned today, with Encanto, paid for with NM funds, and housed at the Intel facility in Rio Rancho. Encanto is being divided into smaller systems for the campuses of NM's research universities. Encanto was an entrepreneurial venture that never succeeded in attracting enough business to survive.

     
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