China plans to develop a prototype exascale computer by the end of the year, state media said Tuesday, as it seeks to win a global race to be the first to build a machine capable of a billion, billion calculations per second.
If successful, the achievement would cement its place as a leading power in the world of supercomputing.
The Asian giant built the world’s fastest supercomputer, the Sunway TaihuLight machine, in June last year, which was twice as fast as the previous number one. Continue reading
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China nearly triples number of supercomputers, report says
Again, don’t forget who you need to thank for China’s technological leaps and bounds that will surpass the United States much sooner than you think.
China has almost tripled its number of supercomputers, according to a reputable list of the world’s most powerful machines.
The country has 109 high-performance computing systems on the biannual Top500 list of supercomputers, up 196% from 37 just six months ago. Continue reading