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Old October 28, 2010, 03:20 PM
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Defense university builds China's fastest supercomputer - Technology News - SINA English

Defense university builds China's fastest supercomputer_English_Xinhua

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Old October 28, 2010, 04:05 PM
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may be you can change your title , not the world fastest one

"unveiled Thursday China's fastest supercomputer, which could rival the world's most powerful computing devices. "
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Old October 29, 2010, 09:51 AM
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Nice article, but no Crysis benchmarks?
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If you go to some tech websites that have commenting there are a lot of idiots wondering why there is so many GPU's in this super computer. Guess they don't know what CUDA is.
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Old October 29, 2010, 10:16 AM
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may be you can change your title , not the world fastest one

"unveiled Thursday China's fastest supercomputer, which could rival the world's most powerful computing devices. "
It's the fastest supercomputer.

In fact it is twice as fast as the previous fastest.

So why should he change his title?
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may be you can change your title , not the world fastest one

"unveiled Thursday China's fastest supercomputer, which could rival the world's most powerful computing devices. "
Actually the upgrade it just got supposedly made it the fastest in the world.
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If you go to some tech websites that have commenting there are a lot of idiots wondering why there is so many GPU's in this super computer. Guess they don't know what CUDA is.
Chinese government hates CUDA, it's foreign and proprietary, just like Windows. They're actually using OpenCL with 4870's. It's the same reason they use Linux, it may be foreign, but they can make it their own.

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Nice article, but no Crysis benchmarks?
The "supercomputer" is really just a giant cluster of Xeon E5450/E5540's with a ton of 4870's running the Chinese government's own Linux distro. So unfortunately Crysis wouldn't run on it.
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Nice article, but no Crysis benchmarks?
haha my first thought as well
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Chinese government hates CUDA, it's foreign and proprietary, just like Windows. They're actually using OpenCL with 4870's. It's the same reason they use Linux, it may be foreign, but they can make it their own.

The "supercomputer" is really just a giant cluster of Xeon E5450/E5540's with a ton of 4870's running the Chinese government's own Linux distro. So unfortunately Crysis wouldn't run on it.

Actually they are not using 4870's, at least according to the article you linked to. "After the upgrade, it is equipped with 14,336 Xeon X5670 processors and 7,168 Nvidia Tesla M2050 general purpose GPUs"

It also says the same thing here: China's Tianhe-1A is world's fastest supercomputer, plans to usurp the West now complete -- Engadget


Oh and it only uses a mild 4.04 megawatts of power.
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Made me think of this that I read a while back on TomsHardware. http://www.tomshardware.com/news/spa...ken,11386.html

Someone else can make the comparisons, to me they're both FAST.
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Seriously China could get even more processing power. Just give a calculator to every citizen.
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