Petaflops by 2010
1994 DOEAccelerated Strategic Computing Initiative (ASCI)
In 1997 a massively parallel system with 9,000 microprocessors operated at Sandia Corporation at over 1 Teraflops. Two other computers were being delivered to LLNL and LASL by IBM and SGI/Cray respectively that would also operate at teraflops rates.
This caused the Department of Energy to initiate ASCI aimed at a Petaflops, mimicking DARPA’s 1982 SCI.