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Friday, 1 January 2016

China’s Tianhe-2 Supercomputer Beats The Rest

China's Tianhe-2 supercomputer has left the rivals behind to be the most powerful system on the planet. Tianhe-2 the Chinese supercomputer built by National University of Defence Technology (a government-run institute) is now ranked No. 1 systems leaving behind the top 500 supercomputers.

Tianhe-2 Supercomputer’s Performance

Tianhe-2 Supercomputer has a performance of 33.86 petaflops per second which can go upto 54.9 petaflops per second on the Linpack benchmark, according to the 41 stedition which is held after every two years choosing the top 500 supercomputers.  All this was announced today on June 17 during the International Supercomputer Conference in Leizig, Germany.

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China was also on the top of the list between November 2010 & June 2011. With Tianhe-2 China surprised everyone by completing the project two years before launching date.

The Chinese government is going to install the equipment at the National Supercomputer Centre in Guangzhou and will be offered as research and education resource to southern China. The top of list Tianhe-2 supercomputer has a total of 3.12 million processors core which uses intel’s Ivy Bridge and Xeon Phi chips to carry out its calculations.

The US made Titan and Sequoia are placed second and third respectively on the list. While Japan’s K supercomputer has captured the forth position. The US still dominates the list with 252 systems followed by China with 66 supercomputers, while Japan has 30, UK has 29, France has 23 and Germany has 19.

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