Friday, November 12, 2010

China now has the world’s fastest supercomputer, USA falls behind

China has recently overtaken the US in making the world’s fastest super computer. The Tianhe-1A is stationed at the National Supercomputer Center in Tianjin and can perform a mind-boggling 2.507 petaflops, when measured by the LINPACK benchmark. The computer is using 14,336 Intel Xeon CPUs and 7,168 NVIDIA GPUs.
In contrast to that the previous record holder USA’s Cray Jaguar can perform 2.3 petaflops.

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