China has develop a new supercomputer known as Tianne-2 which is twice as fast as US and Japanese systems has been measured at speeds of 30.65 petaflops of 74 percent faster that the current holder of the world’s-fastest-supercomputer title.
China’s National University of Defense Technology last week revealed about a massive machine Changsha. that’s expected to come out next weekend during the international Super-computing conference.
Tianhe-2 is built with Intel Ivy Bridge and Xeon Phi processors.The powerful system was assembled by Chinese company Inspur using tens of thousands of the latest multicore chips produced by Intel, with an addition of some home-made technology. In total, the supercomputer is said to contain over 3 million processor cores.
Tianhe-2 runs Kylin Linux. It has storage of 12.4PB and memory totaling 1.4PB. Mr. Dongarra, a professor at the University of Tennessee who is also on the Oak Ridge research staff, said “It’s a real system” The supercomputer is expected to start working on airplane test simulations and government security operations at the Chinese National Supercomputer Center in Guangzhou by the end of this year.
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