Thursday, July 28, 2005

China Goes for Supercomputing Crown

From InfoWorld: Lenovo leads effort to build 1,000 TFLOPS supercomputer

"China's Lenovo Group Ltd. has begun work on a project to build a computer that is nearly 10 times more powerful than the world's fastest supercomputer, a company spokeswoman confirmed Thursday.

When completed, the Lenovo supercomputer will offer performance of 1,000 TFLOPS (trillion floating point operations per second), according to Jean Cai, a spokeswoman for Lenovo in Beijing. No specific date was given for the completion of the project."

"The world's fastest supercomputer is IBM Corp.'s Blue Gene/L, which is owned by the University of California' Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory. Benchmark tests conducted on BlueGene/L have measured the computer's top performance at 137 TFLOPS, according to Top500.org."

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