Supercomputer Is World's Fastest

October 29, 2012---The U.S. Department of Energy's Oak Ridge National Laboratory has the world's fastest computer. Named Titan, the supercomputer can process 20 petaflops, putting it neck-and-neck with the previous top supercomputer. Oak Ridge's Director of Science, Jack Wells, describes some of Titan's features, as well as some of the lab's supercomputer users, which include one of the world's leading makers of diapers and potato chips. Read full story here. UPDATE: On Nov. 12, 2012, the Top500 list, a ranking of computing systems around the world, named Titan the fastest in the world.