China is reportedly building the world’s fastest supercomputer with Intel’s most powerful hardware. The computer could be used to attempt calculations on a massive scale — such as moon exploration or the layout of an entire city. The computer is being assembled with Intel’s finest: 100,000 pieces of Ivy Bridge-based processor Xeon E5, which cost US$2,500 each. The processors are said to be able to compute five times faster the world’s current top supercomputer. It will also use 100,000 co-processor Xeon Phi boards. The Chinese government view the supercomputer as a key tool to help them cope with an aging population and accelerating its space exploration. It is interesting to see China is switching back again to Intel from their homegrown CPUs.
Remember Tianhe-1A? An indisputable Chinese-made supercomputer that achieved world-class computing designs back in 2010, it is based on U.S. chips though. But that’s already a year passed. China recently made another world-class supercomputer but without the support from the U.S. What’s more? Tell you after the break…
There are so much news from China that passes by that we couldn’t possibly cover it all. Here are the Chinese tech industry news that we are lazy to post or left behind, there are stories on electric bus, supercomputer, fake iPads, online spying, check them out after the break ! Hope everyone have enjoyed your weekends and a fresh start to your week. Video for this week : the weird, gross, uncomfortable Chinese squat toilets …
IBM’s Watson supercomputer is proved to be smarter than humans in the popular US quiz show Jeopardy. Yes, we are totally surprised that a computer could win at Jeopardy, and it turns out that computers have better reflexes than humans. So, Watson wins it all, and it will be giving his $1,000,000 winnings to charity. Just in case you missed the competition, here’s an animation illustrating it. Pretty nice to watch.
2010 was a huge year for China’s tech stories. As we close out the year, we look back at some of the year’s biggest stories such as the Foxconn suicide cluster, Google’s China threat, and the launch of Apple stores in Shanghai. Follow along after the break as we run you through what happened in China tech industry of 2010.
The 36th edition of World’s TOP 500 Supercomputer list was announced on the Nov 16th. China’s Tianhe-1A is ranked at the No.1 of the list, is capable of sustaining computation at 2.57 petaflop/s. Followed by the U.S. Department of Energy’s (DOE) Jaguar in Oak Ridge, Tennessee, that achieved 1.75 petaflop/s. Chinese experts claimed, Tianhe-1A is a milestone of China’s supercomputer industry.
Today, China revealed its new computer called Tianhe-1A, which just overtook US and the world, jump at the top of the title. Its performance scored 2.507 petaflops by using LINPACK benchmark, making it becomes the fastest computer in the world.
A Chinese supercomputer has been ranked as the world’s second-fastest machine, surpassing European and Japanese systems and underscoring China’s aggressive commitment to science and technology. The Dawning Nebulae, based at the National Supercomputing Center in Shenzhen, China, has achieved a sustained computing speed of 1.27 petaflops. That means it performs 1,270 trillion calculations a second. How long does it take an average PC to match its performance ?
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