(FORBES) Code name: “Stryker.” No, that’s not the latest Jerry Bruckheimer-produced explosion-laden action movie. It’s the file name assigned to the supercomputer IBM has been contracted to build for the U.S. Department of Defense.
The artificial brain is comprised of a vast array of IBM computers connected via some 2,300 64-bit microprocessors made by AMD. The supercomputer is slated to run on the Linux operating system. Stryker would be the largest Linux-based supercomputer utilized by the U.S. armed forces, a spokesman for the Samuel Palmisano-helmed firm told Reuters. IBM touted the planned megamachine as likely to rank among the globe’s 20 fastest computers.