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Blue Gene

The project that led to the development of the Blue Gene/L supercomputer was designed to explore the use of computation to advance our understanding of important biological processes, such as protein folding. By 2007, the project produced an entire line of Blue Gene supercomputers that had a profound impact on a wide range of industries.

In addition to offering high performance, Blue Gene supercomputers have repeatedly been cited as being among the most energy efficient in the world. Energy efficiency—including performance per watt for the most computationally demanding workloads—is a core design principle in developing IBM systems.