October 30, 2009

China Supercomputer Petaflops

Technicians at China's National University of Defense Technology have built a supercomputer that achieves a petaflop - 1 quadrillion calculations per second. The supercomputer named Tianhe or Milky Way would be the 4th fastest in the world by last year's ranking data. The supercomputer uses Intel and AMD chips. It will be moved to a location in Tianjin and further enhanced. According to Xinhua Tianhe will be used for bio-medical, oil exploration, and aerospace research....

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