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China : Tianhe-IA is the fastest Super Computer

Tianhe-I is the name of a super computer in China.

  • The word Tianhe-I means "Milky Way 1" and refers to a few supercomputers in the world with petaFLOPS-level.
  • Tianhe-IA is the enhanced version of this supercomputer and has recently taken over the ORNL's Jaguar to become the world's fastest supercomputer, with a peak computing rate of 2.507 petaFLOPS.

It is equipped with 14,336 Xeon X5670 processors. Installed at the National Supercomputing Center, Tianjin, the super computwer is being used at the moment in the petroleum exploration and aircraft simulations.

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Last Updated: January 31, 2012

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