NNSA's Sequoia supercomputer housed at Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory has received a 2012 Breakthrough Award from Popular Mechanics magazine. Sequoia, an IBM BlueGene/Q machine, is ranked No. 1 on the industry-standard TOP500 list of the world's fastest high performance computing systems.
The annual Popular Mechanics Breakthrough Awards recognize the 10 top "world-changing" innovations each year in fields ranging from computing and engineering to medicine, space exploration and automotive design.
Breakthrough Awards are given in two categories: innovators, whose inventions will make the world smarter, safer and more efficient in the years to come, and products, which are setting benchmarks in design and engineering today.
Read about the award.