Top 10 Most Expensive Computers in the World
Some companies try to build a super computer. They want to create a multi-function computer with high speed, the computer of course requires very expensive. Here is a list of most expensive computers in the world.
10. Connection Machine-5 (CM-5) $ 15 Million
Connection Machine-3 was launched in 1991, the Connection Machine-5 (CM-5) awarded as the fastest computer in the world in 1992. The main function of this supercomputer is to make movies and animation.
9. Cray 2 USD 40 Million
Vector computers Cray 2 is made by Cray research. Cray 2 Launched in 1985, earned his computer is the fastest supercomputer in the world in 1985-1989. Cray-2 has a speed of 1.9 gigaflops. Cray-2 was primarily developed for the U.S. Department of Defense and Energy. The function of these supercomputers is for analyze nuclear weapons research and development of oceanography.
8. Tianhe $ 30,000,000
Tianhe is the fastest computer designed by the National Defense University of Technology (NUDT) in China. This computer has many functions to help the Chinese government’s performance. This computer is one of the world’s fastest computers.
7. ASCI Red
ASCI Red is the fastest computer since June 1997 to June 2000, the ASCI Red is made with the collaboration between Intel Corp. and Sandia Labs. The main function of the super computer is to observe the storm.
Jugene Supercomputing Center Jülich, Germany, based on IBM’s BlueGene from. Using low power and has a lot of processor chips that can work individually. Jugene has the capacity to handle one trillion operations per second computing. This computer is more widely used as research material.
5. SGI Altix (Pleiades)
Pleiades Supercomputer is a super-computer Supported by Silicon Graphics. The main purpose of the fastest supercomputers is for the calculation and handling of astronomy and astrology. This computer is specifically used to study the problem of space.
4. IBM’s Blue Gene $ 100 Million
Blue Gene is a super-computer created by IBM Research project dedicated to exploring the boundaries of the supercomputer. Machine Gene / L Blue designed and built in cooperation with the Department of Energy’s NNSA / Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory in California. It has a top speed of 596 teraflops. The main function of the Blue Gene is for Mathematical Acceleration Subsystem (MASS). Supercomputer itself consists of a library of mathematical functions designed specifically to work optimally.
Kraken-based National Institute for Computational Sciences. Making a super-computer was funded by the U.S. National Science Federation and located at Oak Ridge National Laboratory, Tennessee. This computer has 100,000 dual-core processors made by AMD for the specific purpose which is usually used in servers and high-end workstations. The main function of this supercomputer is to learn and observe about earthquake.
Jaguar is located at the National Center for Computational Sciences (NCCS) as part of the Oak Ridge National Laboratory. Jaguar’s fastest computers almost 70% compared with road runners (the current fastest supercomputer). Jaguar function is primarily to changes in climate modeling and energy generation, with other basic science like studying the structure of water.
1. Roadrunner $ 133 Million
Road Runner is the first ever super computer to solve a top speed of 1 petaflop, 1,000,000,000,000,000 calculations per second. Roadrunner located on Los Alamos National Laboratory, New Mexico. Road Runner is widely used for the purposes of the Federal Government finances. Roadrunner is the most expensive computer in the world.