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China now has the world's fastest supercomputer - Operation Skynet has begun

China now has #1 fastest supercomputer, Skynet sends them a Facebook friend request

| Super Computing News | Posted: Oct 28, 2010 6:24 am

Wow, just wow. China has just surpassed the US and the rest of the world by revealing the world's fastest supercomputer.

 

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Dubbed the Tianhe-1A, it is located at the National Supercomputer Center (where else would you build a Supercomputer but the National Supercomputer Center!!) in Tianjin. The Tianhe-1A scored 2.507 petaflops as measured by the LINPACK benchmark.

 

The Tianhe-1A now beats the Cray's 2.3 petaflops.

 

Tianhe-1A was able to achieve it's record by using 7, 168 NVIDIA Tesla M2050 GPU's and 14, 336 Intel Xeon CPU's consuming a very nice 4.04 megawatts.

 

I *was* going to crack a Crysis joke here, but I think it's been done to death ;)

 

NEWS SOURCES:Engadget.com

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