Tuesday, June 18, 2013

China builds Tianhe-2 supercomputer - with twicee the speed of American Titan

It seems China would one day suprecede all available technology put together by the entire world as it continues making bench marks every day with astounding results.

The latest is the Tianhe-2 supercomputer, which is claimed to be twice faster than Titan, the 'previous' American world record holder. Putting it in simple terms it's faster than 338 MILLION ordinary PCs put together.

Tianhe-2, which means which means Milky Way, can perform 33,860 trillion calculations per second was built by China's National University of Defense Technology - compare it with the average computer performs around 100 million calculations per second.

According to Linpack, the Tianhe-2 operates at 33.86 petaflop/sec - the equivalent of 33,860 trillion calculations per second. This benchmark measures how the computers would perform in real-world environments, yet if the supercomputer was boosted to peak performance, this could theoretically increase to 54.9 petaflop/sec - 54,900 trillion calculations.

China now tops the list of Top 10 fastest supercomputers in the world
The Chinese government said it intends to install the Tianhe-2 equipment at the National Supercomputer Centre in Guangzhou, China where it will be used for 'research and education'. Supercomputers such as the Tianhe-2 are used for simulating nuclear explosions and designing jetliners.

Read more about it at: Mail Online
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