China Unveils World's Fastest Supercomputer

Thursday Oct 28th 2010 by Staff

The Tianhe-1A is 1.4 times faster than the previous record holder, which is located in Tennessee.

NYTimes: Every six months, University of Tennessee computer scientist Jack Dongarra publishes a list of the world's fastest supercomputers. For the list due to be released next week, it appears he will have a new number one--the Chinese Tianhe-1A which is roughly 1.4 times as fast as the former record holder.

According to Dongarra, the Chinese computer “blows away the existing No. 1 machine.” He added, “We don’t close the books until Nov. 1, but I would say it is unlikely we will see a system that is faster.”

A U.S. computer had held the top spot since 2004.

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