Friday, June 14, 2013

China Shows World's Fastest Supercomputer

Supercomputer - China has scored a win in the race to accomplish brilliant processing power, by unveiling a brand new system that is two times as faster than anything else available right-now.

Tianhe-2 was unveiled at the end of last month by the Chinese National University of Defense Technology. At an operating speed of 30.7 petaflops o-r quadrillion operations per second, it's certainly the world's fastest super-computer right-now.

Also referred to as Milkyway-2, the supercomputer is more than likely to top the biannual Top 500 supercomputer record out this month. The very first place in the rating is currently held by U.S. Program Titan, at the Oak Ridge National Laboratory. For assessment, Titan, owned by the U.S. Department of Energy, runs at just 17.6 petaflops per 2nd.

China already topped the supercomputer rating in 2010, but was overwhelmed by Germany in 2011 and then the United States a year ago. A elderly Oak Ridge National Laboratory specialist and Tennessee University professor, Jack Dongarra, was able to see Tianhe-2 functioning and established the data unmasked.

What is interesting is the fact that the Chinese system operated at 30.7 petaflops per minute in a Linpak test of only 90 percent of its ability, so it is prone to report more when it works a large number of. Dongarra said in a written report that the system's theoretical performance is calculated at 54.9 petaflops.

Technical specifications

The world's fastest supercomputer has 2 different kinds of Intel pc chips and locally-developed circuitry. It supposedly has 12.4 petabytes (1 petabyte means 1000 terabytes) of storage and 1.4 petabyte storage.

Its operating-system, Kylin Linux, was especially manufactured by the National University for Defense Technology. The equipment is situated in a big space and is equipped with 32,000 Intel Ivy Bridge Xeon sockets and 48,000 Xeon Phi panels, Dongarra said.

Tianhe-2 will be moved to the China's National Supercomputer Center to offer a high-performance, open computing services for the southwest of the nation. Among possible uses for the device is running simulations for airplane assessment, assisting government safety and pro-cessing what was described as 'large data.' 

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