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World's fastest computer: 10 quadrillion calculations per second

• Terrence Aym
Japanese cybernetic experts have announced a truly incredible achievement: a supercomputer that can calculate at the rate of 10,000,000,000,000,000 per second. While many people have a hard time wrapping their brain around the current U.S. deficit that's approaching 16 trillion as of this writing, a quadrillion is 1,000 trillion, or one million billion, or one billion million.

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Comment by Ed Price
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Yabut, when are they going to make one that can break your 128 bit encryption that you use over the Internet every time you make a credit card purchase or access your bank account? (chuckle)

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