Operators at the High Performance Computing Center at the University of Stuttgart have touted the Hawk as the world’s fifth fastest computer.
The supercomputer is 20,000 times faster and has 250,000 times more memory than a laptop and was built by Hewlett Packard for EUR 38 million. The German Government and the state of Baden-Württemberg are splitting the cost.
With a top performance of 26 petaflops, it outperforms Germany’s previous fastest supercomputer, the Super-MUC-NG near Munich. The Hawk is being used to carry out complex scientific and industrial simulations.