IBM Sequoia is a supercomputer being built for the United States Government. What will it do? Well, forecast weather, observe astronomy ... and oh yeah, it'll manage the US's nuclear arsenal. FACTS- 20 times faster than the current fastest computer, and faster than the top 500 computers in the world COMBINED. - If each of the 6.7 billion people on earth had a hand calculator and worked together on a calculation 24 hours per day, 365 days a year, it would take 320 years to do what Sequoia will do in one hour. - It's on Linux. Insert windows vista pun here. - It'll be the most power efficient super computer ever made. - It'll be finished on 2011, and be fully integrated into the Govt's systems in 2012. Yes, that's right. The year that Cameron said Skynet would become self aware (Terminator: The Sarah Connor Chronicles). Also, the Cherokee said that a metal box would shoot fire out of it's arms and blow up the world in 2012. Or something like that.