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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 »
"The soul is dyed the color of its thoughts. Think only on those things that are in line with your principles and can bear the light of day. The content of your character is your choice. Day by day, what you do is who you become. Your integrity is your destiny--it is the light that guides your way." - Heraclitus

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Re: Chinese Supercomputer Wrests Title From U.S.
« 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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Re: Chinese Supercomputer Wrests Title From U.S.
« 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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