Fastest PC is Operational Now

Posted In World - By NitiN Kumar Jain On Saturday, July 25th, 2009 With 0 Comments

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NovoA supercomputer named Novo-G, the most powerful computer in the world, has became operational at the University of Florid.

Novo-G gets the first part of its name from the Latin term for “make anew, change, alter”, and the second from “G” is for “genesis”. It is a reconfigurable computer, it can rearrange its internal circuitry to suit the task at hand.

Traditional computers use so-called “fixed logic devices” to perform a large variety of tasks. But this jack-of-all-trades approach requires a substantial amount of overhead in space and energy.

On the other hand special-purpose computers can be built to perform certain tasks very well but are not flexible.

Reconfigurable computers make the best of both worlds. That is because they can rearrange their internal circuitry like Lego blocks, creating the most appropriate architecture for each assignment. As a result, a reconfigurable computer can be from 10 to 100 times faster than other computers its size while using five to 10 times less energy.

I don’t think it will be out for general public soon. I would love to try it out but till that time we will be working on normal PCs.


(Image shown above is not that of Novo-G. It is used just for PC reference)