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    BERLIN (AFP) - The most powerful computer in Europe, 15,000 times faster than the average home PC, was unveiled at a German research centre.

    The version of the IBM-built Blue Gene machine at the Juelich Research Centre has managed processing speeds of 46 teraflops, equivalent to 46 trillion operations a second.

    The supercomputer will allow physicians, chemists, biologists and medical researchers to make highly complex calculations.

    IBM says possible applications are forecasting the weather or predicting the movements of stock markets.

    "It is a terrific tool for scientific programmes which require immense calculating power," said Peter Schaefer, from the centre, which is situated near to the western German cities of Aachen and Cologne.

    Schaefer heads a committee which will decide which projects can use the computer at the centre, which is the biggest facility of its kind in Europe.

    "All projects are welcome to apply, providing they have a peaceful aim," he told AFP.

    Ninety percent of the funding came from the German federal state, with the remaining 10 percent contributed by the state of North Rhine-Westphalia where Juelich is situated.

    According to the respected www.top500.org website, which provides a ranking of supercomputers, the Juelich-based machine beats the current holder of the most powerful computer in Europe, a machine in Barcelona.

    However, the French Atomic Energy Commission (CEA) claims it has the most powerful machine in Europe, a 50-teraflop machine built by Bull which has recently been installed.

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    wow! not your standard media bundle i guess huh? id love to see what this pc can do for real!

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    i wanna have one

    U probably can open all the programs u have and still it won't get stuck.

    I think it's not that cheap, probably in the range of 200.000 /$ and up
    but i hope its under 2000:D

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    The version of the IBM-built Blue Gene machine at the Juelich Research Centre has managed processing speeds of 46 teraflops, equivalent to 46 trillion operations a second
    Seems kind of unnessacery to me, I have no clue what i would even do with that kind of power, it would be a step up from what i got now though, i think i payed $400 for my PC, time to upgrade.

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    my pc was close to 1,400 (US), but this would be a BIG improvement!

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    wow,thats crazy cant seem to find one..lol8-)

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    I paid $5000 for mine but that computer would make a good server

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    You probably wouldn't even need a good graphics card etc for this to play games. The processor would be powerful enough to process everything and still run smoothly!

    Heck it could probably do it for multiple games!

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    yea thats whats up...

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    make the pc's smarter and they will take over the world!!!!!!!!

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