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.

@anthony256
Published Thu, Oct 28 2010 1:24 AM CDT   |   Updated Tue, Nov 3 2020 12:33 PM CST
Wow, just wow. China has just surpassed the US and the rest of the world by revealing the world's fastest supercomputer.

China now has the world's fastest supercomputer - Operation Skynet has begun | TweakTown.com


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 SOURCE:engadget.com

Anthony joined the TweakTown team in 2010 and has since reviewed 100s of graphics cards. Anthony is a long time PC enthusiast with a passion of hate for games built around consoles. FPS gaming since the pre-Quake days, where you were insulted if you used a mouse to aim, he has been addicted to gaming and hardware ever since. Working in IT retail for 10 years gave him great experience with custom-built PCs. His addiction to GPU tech is unwavering.

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