Chinese supercomputer Tianhe-2 will provide the performance of 100 petaflops by 2015

Most recently, it was reported that the U.S. launched Titan supercomputer, peak performance exceeding 20 petaflops (20 million billion floating point operations per second). Now it became known that China intends to build its own supercomputer, whose performance exceeds many times the possibility of the U.S. system, in this case we are talking about Chinese supercomputer Tianhe-2.

Chinese supercomputer Tianhe-2

Thus, by 2015, China plans to launch supercomputer Tianhe-2, which will be located in Guangzhou Supercomputing Center. The developments of this system will be done in National University of Defense Technology. Peak performance of supercomputer Tianhe-2 will be 100 petaflops. However, in this sense, the developers are not going to stop. By 2018 it is planned to peak performance of supercomputers to the level of 1000 petaflops.

Well, Chinese supercomputer Tianhe-2 will be the fastest supercomputer but till than U.S. may launch another supercomputer to be in the race, well supercomputer shows the best computing technology and made for the human benefits not for the competition, anyway stay tuned for more updates regarding upcoming supercomputers.


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