ASCI Purple is as fast as 50,000 top-of-the-line PCs performing calculations simultaneously. Its operating memory is 400,000 times greater than that of the average PC, and it can store data equivalent to the U.S. Library of Congress - 30 times over. At 100 teraflops - or 100 trillion calculations per second - it will be about eight times faster than its predecessor, ASCI White, and about three times faster than the world's current No. 1 computer, The Earth Simulator in Yokohama, Japan. That NEC-built machine was installed earlier this year, knocking IBM out of the top spot."
"ASCI紫计算机"的计算速度相当于5万台最好的个人电脑同步运算。与普通的个人电脑相比，它的应用贮存能力比普通个人电脑要高出40万倍，它贮存的数据要比美国国会图书馆高出30倍之多。以100每秒万亿次浮点运算或每秒100兆计算的能力，"ASCI紫计算机"比它的前任"ASCI白计算机"要快8倍，它比目前世界上最快的计算机，即位于日本Yokohama的"地球模拟器"要快3倍。本年初，NEC建成这台巨无霸把IBM挤出了世界最快计算机的头把交椅。 THE POWER OF THE HUMAN BRAIN犹如人脑的能力