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Chinese Supercomputer Wrests Title From U.S.
« on: October 28, 2010, 04:28:51 AM »
Chinese Supercomputer Wrests Title From U.S.

A Chinese scientific research center has built the fastest supercomputer ever made, replacing the United States as maker of the swiftest machine, and giving China bragging rights as a technology superpower.

The computer, known as Tianhe-1A, has 1.4 times the horsepower of the current top computer, which is at a national laboratory in Tennessee, as measured by the standard test used to gauge how well the systems handle mathematical calculations, said Jack Dongarra, a University of Tennessee computer scientist who maintains the official supercomputer rankings...
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Re: Chinese Supercomputer Wrests Title From U.S.
« Reply #1 on: October 28, 2010, 05:46:24 AM »
1.4X?? Wow, that's quite the record-shattering feat.

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« Reply #2 on: October 28, 2010, 05:55:22 AM »
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« Reply #4 on: October 28, 2010, 12:40:15 PM »
Welcome to the new normal. :o
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« Reply #5 on: October 28, 2010, 12:45:11 PM »
Yup. Unfortunately, we are going to start getting our butts kicked by China alot more often. We are too lazy in this country.
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« Reply #6 on: October 29, 2010, 12:04:14 AM »
1.4x is hardly impressive.  It is on the lower side of the average increase we see every year.  Don't worry, in 1 to 1.5 years (if everything remains on track), the US will be back on top.  California will be the home of a new ~20 petaFLOPS IBM supercomputer (8x faster than the current Tianhe-I).
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