Wednesday, November 23, 2011

US-Japan Challenged Super Computers Made in China

China makes its first super computer that uses a microprocessor chip made ​​by the country itself. Bamboo Curtain country that wants to beat the super computer made ​​in the United States (U.S.) and Japan.

Sunway Bluelight MPP, thus the name of the super computer, ranging assembled since last September at the National Supercomputer Center in Jinan, capital of east China's Shandong province.
Sunway system, which can do 1,000 trillion calculations per second, mentioned will be included in the list of 20 computers with fastest performance in the world.

Sunway body immersed in a 8700 microprocessor Shenwei SW1600. Microprocessor is designed in the Chinese Computer Institute and produced in Shanghai.

Some time ago, another China-made supercomputer, Tianhe-1A draw international attention when crowned as the fastest in the world. Previously, this position was occupied by his rival, Japan's sponsor K Computer designed technology company Fujitsu.

Yet despite its internal systems designed by engineers of China, Tianhe-1A was then constructed using a processor chip that is made ​​by U.S. technology companies Intel and Nvidia. Similarly with Japan's K computer, using the Sparc chip designed at Sun Microsystems in Silicon Valley, USA.

That is why China's ambition to create a super computer that is really the whole product is the result of their own design.

Source : New York times

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