New supercomputer, HokieSpeed, makes its debut
Publish Date: 02/23/2012
Dr. Wu Feng, associate professor of computer science, is the primary architect of Virginia Tech's newest supercomputer. HokieSpeed joins earlier supercomputers System X and System G, to provide resources for cutting edge research. HokieSpeed is 22 times faster than System X, performing at 455 teraflops (455 trillion operations per second), which lands HokieSpeed at number 96 on the list of the Top 500 supercomputers in the world. However, HokieSpeed is much more energy efficient than many supercomputers, making it number 11 on the Green500 list.