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UT's Kraken Named World's Third Fastest Computer, ORNL's Jaguar is No. 1
November 16, 2009
East Tennessee is now home to two of the world's three fastest computers, according to new rankings released today. The Top 500 list of the world's fastest supercomputers places the University of Tennessee's supercomputer Kraken in third place, where it also holds the title of world's fastest academic supercomputer, while Oak Ridge National Laboratory's Jaguar computer took first place overall.
University of Tennessee at Knoxville
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