Wednesday, November 17, 2010

Super Computer top list : China's Tianhe-1A

The latest top 500 supercomputers list is out, and we have a new winner, the Tianhe-1A from the National Supercomputing Center in Tianjin, China. Tianhe has a peak of 2566000 gigaflops (2.67 Petaflops) outnumbering the second place Jaguar from DOE/SC/Oak Ridge National Laboratory
having 1759000 (1.7 petaflops).
The machine is located at China's National Supercomputer Centre in Tianjin. Most of the processing power comes from graphics cards. It is expected to be doing research and simulations to help Chinese weather forecasts and to help with work to locate undersea oil fields.

Via BBC News
Source Top 500 Supercomputers Site

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