World’s Fastest Supercomputer Is Made Entirely in China: Survey

World’s Fastest Supercomputer Is Made Entirely in China: Survey

A Chinese supercomputer has topped a list of the world’s fastest computers for the seventh straight year – and for the first time the winner uses only Chinese-designed processors instead of US technology. The announcement Monday is a new milestone for Chinesesupercomputer development and a further erosion of past US dominance of the field. Last year’s Chinese winner in the TOP500 ranking maintained by researchers in the United States and Germany slipped to No. 2, followed by a computer at the US government’s Oak Ridge National Laboratory in Tennessee. Also…

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China Plans Supercomputer Capable of More Than a Billion Billion Calculations per Second

China Plans Supercomputer Capable of More Than a Billion Billion Calculations per Second

China is planning a supercomputer 1,000 times more powerful than its groundbreaking Tianhe-1A within two years as it faces rising demand for next-generation computing. The National Supercomputer Centre in Tianjin will release a prototype in 2017 or 2018 of an “exascale” computer – one capable of at least a billion billion calculations per second, Meng Xiangfei, head of the applications department, said on Friday. Exascale computing is considered the next frontier in the development of supercomputers and it would represent a significant achievement in computer engineering. Tianhe-1A was recognised as…

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