Chinese Tianhe-1A Is The New #1 Super Computer Powered By 14,396 Intel Xeon CPUs

Posted: Nov 14 2010, 3:04pm CST | by , Updated: Nov 14 2010, 8:57pm CST, in News | Technology News

Chinese Tianhe-1A is the new #1 Super Computer powered by 14,396 Intel Xeon CPUs
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China took over the lead in the TOP500 list of Supercomputers from the United States.

The Chinese Tianhe-1A is the world's most powerful supercomputer according to the new TOP500 list of supercomputers. Intel announced today that the Tianhe-1A contains 14,396 Intel Xeon 5600 series CPUs. But that is not enough. The Tianhe-1A also uses 7,168 NVIDIA Tesla M2050 GPUs.

The Tianhe-1A peak performance is 2.57 petaflops. China now has the fastest supercomputer, but it is still very American inside. By the way, the Tianhe-1A consumes 4.04 megawatts.

The Cray XT5 system at Oak Ridge National Laboratory was the fastest before and is now in 2nd place. The 3rd place goes again to a Chinese supercomputer.

Intel says that 80% of the world’s top 500 supercomputers have Intel processors inside.

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