Home > Business

Wuxi-made supercomputer sprints to defend its throne

Updated : 2017-03-14
(chinadaily.com.cn)

Developers of Wuxi-made Sunway TaihuLight are aiming to make the supercomputer run up to 10 times faster, in a bid to maintain its crown as the world's fastest and most powerful.

R&D for the next generation of the supercomputer, housed at Wuxi's National Supercomputing Center, has been included in China's 13th Five-Year Plan (2016-20) which is expected to make its debut around 2020, said Yang Guangwen, director of the center.

Developed by the National Research Center of Parallel Computer Engineering & Technology (NRCPC), Sunway TaihuLight broke the Guinness World Record for fastest supercomputer in June 2016. It is capable of performing 93 petaflops/s (quadrillions of calculations per second), with a peak speed of 125.4 petaflops/s. It was the first time a Chinese supercomputer topped the list using completely domestic technology, with all of its processors being designed and made in China.

Wuxi-made supercomputer sprints to defend its throne

Sunway TaihuLight is ranked the fastest and most powerful supercomputer in the world on a list compiled by TOP500, a world renowned computer ranking project, on June 20, 2016. [Photo/nsccwx.cn]

To date, the global supercomputing field has raised the speed peak to level E – denoting processing speeds hitting 1,000 petaflops/s – and a great leap calculation density, transmission speeds and power consumption.

|<< Previous 1 2 Next >>|

8.03K
Videos
 

Chong'an district

Honors of Wuxi

In photos: Native Wuxi elites tour the city

Early summer glitters in Wuxi

News
Specials
Sports
Videos
Photos
Business
Policies
Industries
Development Zones
Enterprises
Biz Updates
Travel
Maps
Attractions
Dining
Accommodation
Specialties
Shopping
Entertainment
Transportation
Culture
Heritage
Museums
Events
In focus
Services
Visa
Marriage
Healthcare
Jobs
Education
Useful Info
About
Overview
Districts
Statistics
Government Officials
Sister Cities
E-books
Copyright © 2017 China Daily. All rights reserved.
Sponsored by Wuxi Municipal Party Committee Information Office.
Presented by China Daily.
备案号:苏ICP备14054684号-2