I.B.M. is the Michael Jordan, the Tiger Woods and the Babe Ruth of supercomputer makers. I.B.M.'s next bad boy, a BlueGene dubbed Sequoia, is expected to fire up in 2012. This monstrosity of number crunching will eat a quadrillion calculations per second (20 petaflops). That's ten times faster than today's reining champ, named Roadrunner - also built by the I.B.M gods.
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