China’s new fastest supercomputer

China has apparently become the third country to build a petaflop supercomputer. Xinhua news agency reported on Thursday that the country has unveiled “Tianhe,” a 1.206 peak petaflop machine powered by a combination of 6,144 Intel CPUs and 5,120 AMD GPUs, and it runs linpack at 563.1 teraflops. Amazingly, the price tag was a mere…

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