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Post time 2010-10-28 22:52:17 |Display all floors
BEIJING -- China's Tianhe-1 has overtaken Nebule to regain top spot as China's fastest computer, according to a new list of China's Top 100 supercomputers released Thursday.

On the biannual world TOP 500 list published in June, China's Nebulae machine took the second spot only after the US's Jaguar system, while Tianhe-1 took seventh place.

Housed at the National Center for Supercomputing in northern port city of Tianjin, Tianhe-1, meaning Milky Way, has a sustained computing speed of 2,507 trillion calculations, or 2.507 petaflops, per second.

It has a theoretical speed of 4.7 petaflops per second, according to a R&D research member of Tianhe-1. A petaflop is equivalent to 1,000 trillion calculations.

Nebulae housed in Shenzhen is capable of sustained computing of 1.271 petaflop per second (PFlop/s) on the Linpack benchmark, a measure for ranking supercomputers in world Top 500 list.

The US leads the world in supercomputing and is home to more than half of the top 500 supercomputers. The Jaguar system at Oak Ridge National Laboratory in Tennessee has a speed of 1.75 PFlop/s, now slower than China's Tianhe-1.

The enhanced Tianhe-1 has upgraded Intel CPUs, NVIDIA GPUs, and new domestically developed FeiTeng-1000 CPUs have been installed, the developer the National University of Defense Technology (NUDT) said.

Tianhe-1 has begun trial use among target clients including Tianjin Meteorological Bureau and the National Offshore Oil Corporation data center. "It can also serve the animation industry and bio-medical research," said Liu Guangming, director of the National Center for Supercomputing in Tianjin.

In September 2009, the NUDT created Tianhe-1 with a sustained computing speed of 0.5631 PFlop/s, the fastest supercomputer in China at that time.

The new technical data of Tianhe-1 has been submitted to the world Top 500 list and the next list will be released in November.

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Post time 2010-10-28 22:54:15 |Display all floors
Read that too.Good work. But don't forget this computer uses Intel and NVIDIA chips....western chips.
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Post time 2010-10-28 22:55:49 |Display all floors
Congratulations China on this :)

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Post time 2010-10-28 22:58:09 |Display all floors
Originally posted by Alex2010 at 2010-10-28 22:54
Read that too.Good work. But don't forget this computer uses Intel and NVIDIA chips....western chips.




West should make theirs faster using western chips.

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Post time 2010-10-28 22:59:05 |Display all floors
Originally posted by tomcampbell at 2010-10-28 22:55
Congratulations China on this :)


Thank you. :)

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Post time 2010-10-28 23:41:17 |Display all floors
Originally posted by NE_Tigress at 2010-10-28 22:58




West should make theirs faster using western chips.



So what your are really saying is that it isn't Chinese technology - they just spent more cash on western technologies to build a faster computer.

Would you post a thread congratulating the US on having the faster computer in the world?

I don't think so ...  

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Post time 2010-10-28 23:53:31 |Display all floors
Originally posted by peteraa at 2010-10-28 23:41


Would you post a thread congratulating the US on having the faster computer in the world?
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Such progress is actually the progress of the whole mankind. It doesn't matter which nation makes it. I am equally happy for any such progress made in other countries. Of course I am more happy if it is made in China, because I am a Chinese.

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