China builds world's fastest supercomputer

China builds world's fastest supercomputer

Summary: Chinese researchers have built the world's fastest supercomputer, which is almost 50 percent more powerful than its predecessor.

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Chinese researchers have built the world's fastest supercomputer, which is almost 50 percent more powerful than its predecessor.

The Tianhe-1A, based at the National University of Defense Technology (NUDT) in China, can perform over 2.5 thousand trillion floating point operations per second (petaflops).

Professor Jack Dongarra, who is a member of the Top500 supercomputer ranking project, told ZDNet UK that he had been present when NUDT tested the Tianhe-1A supercomputer at the National Supercomputer Center in Tianjin.

For more of this story, read China builds world's fastest supercomputer on ZDNet UK.

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