Doug Vining Supercomputers can be useful

It's not all just academic and the desire to have bragging rights. A million core supercomputer can also do something commercially useful, even if it is somewhat arcane, like modeling jet engine turbulence and noise.

And they are also essential for modeling natural systems and unlocking biotech secrets - the number of computations in something like protein folding is mind-boggling.
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Posted: 31 January 2013 at 10:19

Neil Jacobsohn China strives for hi-tech success

Chinese workers slaving day and night to decode the enosis realities behind human intelligence? Hardly the conventional wisdom about Chinese industry. But the world's biggest nation, and second biggest economy (for the moment) is driving hard to become. World leader in research and hi-tech business.
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Posted: 22 May 2013 at 09:14

Anton Musgrave China leads the way in supercomputing

With Big Data on everyone's lips it's interesting to observe Chinas progress in building raw computing power. Will this achievement give them some advantage over the rest of the world or will it simply enable the Chinese to maintain their growth. Certainly it seems that their progress in innovation and science is gaining speed. Recent revelations on data spying, industrial espionage and so on will get more intriguing if nothing else. And the culprits will need to know that openness and transparency will not go away.
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Posted: 18 June 2013 at 05:39

Doug Vining China leads the way in supercomputing

And it's interesting to note that China has broken the 33 petaflop barrier two years ahead of schedule, and before the American Trinity computer, which was the scenario in this MindBullet.

On the other hand, China's supercomputer does use Intel chips, so it's not like they don't need western technology. Far enough into the future, that may change!
Posted: 18 June 2013 at 07:26

Doug Vining In search of the exaflop

At the moment China has the world's fastest computer. That's not good for American egos, so the US is going to create the first computer capable of an exaflop.
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Posted: 31 July 2015 at 15:26

Doug Vining China is top of the flops, for now

China's new supercomputer 'Sunway TaihuLight' is the new No. 1 system with 93 petaflop/s (quadrillions of calculations per second) on the LINPACK benchmark.
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Posted: 21 June 2016 at 09:18

Doug Vining USA top of the flops, for now



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