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China is building a 100-petaflop supercomputer (in 2015)

concealment (2447304) writes | about a year and a half ago

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concealment writes "As the U.S. launched what's expected to be the world's fastest supercomputer at 20 petaflops, China is building a machine that is intended to be five times faster when it is deployed in 2015.

China's Tianhe-2 supercomputer will run at 100 petaflops (quadrillion floating-point calculations per second), according to the Guangzhou Supercomputing Center, where the machine will be housed.

Tianhe-2 could help keep China competitive with the future supercomputers of other countries, as industry experts estimate machines will start reaching 1,000-petaflop performance by 2018."

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huh (0)

Anonymous Coward | about a year and a half ago | (#41829049)

So they will be rendering Star Wars Ep 7?

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