Government Unveils World’s Fastest Computer

Government scientists have built the world’s fastest computer.  The $100 million machine is capable of performing 1,000 trillion calculations.

I know it looks a little weird reading “1,000 trillion.”  Here’s what it looks like numerically:

1,000,000,000,000,000

That’s a lot of zeroes.

Here’s the kicker– The computer is basically a souped-up Playstation 3.

And to make this a bit nerdy, Lt. Commander Data, the android of Star Trek: The Next Generation fame, was capable of sixty trillion calculations per second.

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