Deliveries of the system will continue through April 2012. Integration will take place in phases with final acceptance of the 96-rack system scheduled for September 2012.
By fall Sequoia is expected to be the most powerful supercomputer in the world and will be approximately twice as fast as today's most powerful system. To put this into perspective, if each of the 6.7 billion people on earth had a hand calculator and worked together on a calculation 24 hours per day, 365 days a year, it would take 320 years to do what Sequoia will do in one hour.
Source: NCSA Office of Public Affairs