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UT's Kraken Named World's Third Most Powerful Computer, ORNL's Jaguar No. 1

KNOXVILLE, Tenn., Nov. 16, 2009 — East Tennessee is now home to two of the world's three fastest computers, according to new rankings released today.

The Top500 list of the world's fastest supercomputers places University of Tennessee supercomputer Kraken in third place, where it also holds the title of world's fastest academic supercomputer, while Oak Ridge National Laboratory's Jaguar computer took first place overall.