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China builds world's most powerful supercomputer

China builds world's most powerful supercomputer

China builds world's most powerful supercomputer

China builds world's most powerful supercomputer

 

China has built the world's most powerful supercomputer, which is comprised of over 10 Million CPU cores, none of which are made by AMD or Intel. 

This new supercomputer offers more than double the Theoretical Peak performance of their Tianhe-2 supercomputer, which contained over 80,000 Intel Xeon CPUs. Not only is this PC more powerful, but it consumes a lot less power, consuming only 15.4 MW (Mega Watt) compared to the Tianhe's 17.8 MW.

This supercomputer is called the Sunway TaihuLight and is comprised of 10,649,600 CPU cores and 40,960 of Sunway's custom designed SW26010 260-core GPUs, which run at 1.45GHz. These new Chinese CPU designs are designed first and foremost for compute performance and will not be replacing traditional x86 consumer CPUs anytime soon, but it is interesting to see a Chinese design delivering more theoretical performance than Intel.    

These new Chinese CPU designs are designed first and foremost for compute performance and will not be replacing traditional x86 consumer CPUs anytime soon, but it is interesting to see a Chinese design delivering more theoretical performance than Intel.     

 

China builds world's most powerful supercomputer  

The US government has recently refused to let Intel help China update the world's biggest supercomputer, the Tianhe-2, over fears that China will be conducting Nuclear Research on it. Now it seems that China will be able to develop their own supercomputers without relying on Americal companies for CPUs. 

One other thing to note is that AMD has recently licenced some of their x86 core designs to Chinese companies, allowing the Chinese to create AMD CPU designs without US intervention, allowing China to potentially create supercomputers with AMD CPU architectures in the future. 

 

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20-06-2016, 12:03:00

Wraith
Phenomenal power and now includes RGBs
http://www.overclock3d.net/gfx/artic...112521354l.jpgQuote

20-06-2016, 12:08:54

Chopper3
...using normal servers would need 2,217 very full and hot racksQuote

20-06-2016, 20:55:42

ricksavoie
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Originally Posted by Wraith View Post
Phenomenal power and now includes RGBs
http://www.overclock3d.net/gfx/artic...112521354l.jpg
Hahahaha!Quote

21-06-2016, 00:03:37

NeverBackDown
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Originally Posted by Wraith View Post
Phenomenal power and now includes RGBs
http://www.overclock3d.net/gfx/artic...112521354l.jpg
So many RGBs that's where the whole 15.4MW came fromQuote

21-06-2016, 03:31:52

Kushiro
So uh a nice wad of cash gone for Intel and US tax, China's design appears superior for compute, China is free to conduct nuclear research on it if they wish. Anything else. Oh wait those awesome RGBS from Wraith.

Seriously, big win for China. Dunno how the US didn't see it coming and just enjoy the nice boost in tax income Intel.Quote
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