Quantcast

Latest Tianhe-I Stories

china supercomputer takes top spot
2014-06-24 04:10:54

Peter Suciu for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online China is the land of that "Great Wall," and now it is also the land of the fastest computer on Earth for a third time. The Tianhe-2, which was developed by China's National University of Defense Technology, was declared the world's fastest computer according to Top500 list – the twice yearly compilation of fastest computers. The Tianhe-2 was able to acquire 33.86 petaflops – quadrillions of calculations per second – utilizing the...

2014-03-26 12:33:02

Tianhe-2 supercomputer to be the arena for ASC14 Student Supercomputer Challenge BEIJING, March 26, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- On March 24, 2014 the ASC Student Supercomputer Challenge ("ASC14"), organized by Inspur Group, held a press conference in Beijing to officially announce the 16 teams that have qualified for the final, which will be held at Sun Yat-Sen University (Guangzhou) on April 21-25. The conference included speakers from domestic and overseas teams, along with...

China Reclaims 'World's Fastest Supercomputer' Title With Tianhe-2
2013-06-17 14:29:22

Lee Rannals for redOrbit.com — Your Universe Online Chinese researchers have developed the world's fastest computer system capable of operating as fast as 33.86 petaflops per second. Tianhe-2, developed by China's National University of Defense Technology, overtook the former champion Titan, which was built by the United States. Titan is installed at the U.S. Department of Energy's Oak Ridge National Laboratory (ORNL) and now ranks number two with a performance of 17.59 petaflops...

Titan Computer Is Fastest
2012-11-12 19:21:07

Michael Harper for redOrbit.com — Your Universe Online The Oak Ridge National Laboratory (ORNL) has completed some upgrades to their existing super computer, and they´ve become awfully proud of it. This new supercomputer combines the power of CPUs and GPUs, improving the power of the previous Jaguar supercomputer ten fold. The result: The Titan supercomputer takes up the same footprint of about 200 refrigerators and is said to be capable of calculating 20 petaflops without...

Titan: World's Fastest Supercomputer Unleashed
2012-10-29 10:21:25

Michael Harper for redOrbit.com — Your Universe Online The Oak Ridge National Laboratory (ORNL) has created a machine capable of doing the unthinkable. In fact, it´s capabilities not only sound impossible, they sound fictional. By combining traditional CPUs with graphical processing units (GPUs), the Titan Supercomputer capable of spitting out 20 petaflops, making it 10 times more powerful than ORNL´s previous Jaguar supercomputer. For the uninitiated, a petaflop, says...


Word of the Day
cock-a-hoop
  • Exultant; jubilant; triumphant; on the high horse.
  • Tipsy; slightly intoxicated.
This word may come from the phrase 'to set cock on hoop,' or 'to drink festively.' Its origin otherwise is unclear. A theory, according to the Word Detective, is that it's a 'transliteration of the French phrase 'coq a huppe,' meaning a rooster displaying its crest ('huppe') in a pose of proud defiance.' Therefore, 'cock-a-hoop' would 'liken a drunken man to a boastful and aggressive rooster.'
Related