China Plans to Build the World’s Fastest Supercomputer with 100,000 Intel CPUs

Posted on December 26th, 2012 in , , , ,


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.