Milky Way One-Chinese Supercomputer

China’s fastest super computer “Tianhe”, meaning Milky Way, is seen in Changsha, capital of central China’s Hunan Province, Oct. 29, 2009. The National University of Defense Technology (NUDT) unveiled China’s fastest supercomputer, which is theoretically able to do more than 1 quadrillion calculations per second (one petaflop) at peak speed. The giant device, a product of 200 computer scientists and two years’ work, was housed in the NUDT campus in Changsha, Hunan Province.

Tianhe’s peak performance reaches 1.206 petaflops, and it runs at 563.1 teraflops (1,000 teraflops equals one petaflop) on the Linpack benchmark, which was originally developed by U.S. computer scientist Jack Dongarra and has become an internationally recognized method to measure a supercomputer’s real performance in practical use.
Equipped with 6,144 Intel CPUs and 5,120 AMD GPUs, Tianhe was able to store all 27 million books in the National Library of China four times over, said Zhou Xingming, an academician of CAS and a professor with NUDT.
  The technical data of Tianhe had been submitted to the world Top 500 list, compiled by the University of Mannheim, in Germany, the National Energy Research Scientific Computing Center, the Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory, and the University of Tennessee in the United States. Tianhe could have been ranked the world’s fifth greenest supercomputer, according to Green500 List in June, compiled by researchers at Virginia Tech aiming to provide a ranking of the most energy-efficient supercomputers in the world and serve as a complementary view to the TOP500.
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