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With the power of 12,000 desktop PCs, the mammoth machine called HECToR is the country's fastest computer and one of the most powerful in Europe.
It can make 63 million calculations each second, allowing scientists to conduct research into everything from climate change to new medicines.
Supercomputer with the power of 12,000 desktop machines [uk.reuters.com]
That sounds one heck of a machine!
Other powerful machines
World's most powerful computers [uk.reuters.com]
I thought each of Googles datacenters had 10k machines in them? If they have 25 datacenters - wouldn't that be the fastest machine?