China’s New Super Computer Leaves America behind in Technology War
“Sunway TaihuLight” is the name of this new super computer system developed by the Chinese National Research Center of Parallel Computer Engineering & Technology. Most surprising thing about this computer is that processors & chips used are purely china made, earlier they were using Intel based processors. This is a clear message to western technology developers that china is no more dependent on them.
it is also said that china have 167 super computers with compare to America’s 165, according to top 500 lists. in 2001 china didn’t had any super computer & today they have defeated US.
This super computer is powered by the 260-core ShenWei 26010 a purely china made processor. it have 93 petaflops of processing power (10,649,600 cores) & 40,960-node system powered with modest 15.3 megawatts of energy consumption.
This New super computer system has been installed at National Supercomputing Center in Wuxi, Jiangsu province.