World’s Fastest Supercomputer Presented by China

World’s Fastest Supercomputer Presented by ChinaA new computing champion has been introduced in the market. This new champion doesn’t rely on any type of western technology. The “Top500” has confirmed that Sunway TaihuLight of China has 40,960 node system entirely powered by Chinese processors (260-core ShenWei 26010). It has been declared the fastest supercomputer in the world due to it is at the top with a handsome margin. The processing power at 93-petaflops, it is at least 3 times more powerful than its previous competitors including 33.85-petaflop Tianhe-2. The new system of supercomputer uses more advance format to interconnect a link to its nodes.

There is an advanced Linux alternative that serves as its foundation of software. The technology is not unusual and it based on PCI Express. It is more efficient than Tianhe-2 with the advanced energy consumption of 15.3 megawatts. The “Top500” said that the U.S restrictions in 2015 provided help to TaihuLight in order to claim at the top place. Some technical experts believe that Tianhe-2 will be upgraded with Xeon Phi processors of Intel and it would move to 100-petaflops, but some specific trade limitations are preventing it to be happened. This stoppage also motivated China to work in the processor development. Technical experts said that TaihuLight would resolve most of the science and engineering issues.

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