June 24, 2013

China’s Tianhe-2 emerges worlds fastest supercomputer

"Tianhe", meaning Milky Way. Breaks the U.S. monopoly in the field of strategic technology. Tianhe-2, a supercomputer developed by China’s National University of Defense Technology, achieved processing speeds of 33.86 petaflops (1000 trillion calculations) per second on a benchmarking test.It earned the supercomputer the number one spot in the Top 500 survey of supercomputers, agency reports said.
 Five of the world’s 10 fastest computers are installed in the U.S., the survey said, with the two in China, two in Germany and one in Japan. Most of the Tianhe-2’s parts are developed in China, except for its main processors, which are designed by the U.S. firm Intel. But the U.S. still dominates the overall supercomputer rankings, with 252 systems making the top 500.
Tianhe 2 - Milky Way 2


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