World’s fastest supercomputer belongs to China

  • 3 Replies
  • 1989 Views

0 Members and 1 Guest are viewing this topic.

*

Offline bennypole

  • First timers
  • *
  • 3
    • View Profile
World’s fastest supercomputer belongs to China
« on: 21/02/2011 06:09:16 »
“A computer called Tianhe-1A, unveiled on Wednesday at a conference in Beijing, China, can run calculations faster than the previous speed leader, a computer at a U.S. lab in Tennessee.

The new computer set a performance record by crunching 2.507 petaflops of data at once. The previous leader, a computer called Cray XT5 Jaguar and located at the Oak Ridge National Laboratory, completed 1.75 petaflop calculations.

Analysts say the new record underscores China’s place as a global tech leader.

According to Nvidia, the computer technology company, the world’s fastest computer will be operated as an open access system and will be used for large scale scientific computations.”

World’s fastest supercomputer belongs to China

*

Offline Geezer

  • Neilep Level Member
  • ******
  • 8328
  • "Vive la résistance!"
    • View Profile
World’s fastest supercomputer belongs to China
« Reply #1 on: 21/02/2011 06:35:52 »
Cool!

I see the CPUs are Intel Xeon chips. Oh! Wait a minute, they are not made in China.
There ain'ta no sanity clause, and there ain'ta no centrifugal force æther.

*

Offline neilep

  • Withdrawnmist
  • Naked Science Forum GOD!
  • *******
  • 20602
    • View Profile
World’s fastest supercomputer belongs to China
« Reply #2 on: 21/02/2011 09:49:26 »
erhmm !!

This ZX81 is much faster !


[attachment=14014]

Men are the same as women, just inside out !

*

Offline Don_1

  • Neilep Level Member
  • ******
  • 6890
  • A stupid comment for every occasion.
    • View Profile
    • Knight Light Haulage
World’s fastest supercomputer belongs to China
« Reply #3 on: 23/02/2011 11:43:33 »
What are you insinuating Mr Sheepy?

[attachment=14020]
If brains were made of dynamite, I wouldn't have enough to blow my nose.