Intel-powered 'Milky Way 2' is now world's fastest computer

Intel-powered 'Milky Way 2' is now world's fastest computer
China has returned to the number one spot for world's top supercomputer for the first time since 2010.

As part of the biannually updated Top500 Supercomputer list, China's National University of Defense Technology's Tianhe-2 (a.k.a. "Milky Way 2") came out on top, with performance of 33.86 petaflop/s on the Linpack benchmark.



33.86 petaflops was over twice the performance of the top-rated computer of the last list.

The Milky Way 2 supercomputer runs on 48,000 Intel Xeon Phi coprocessors and 32,000 Xeon processors. Combined, the computer has 3,120,000 computing cores.

2012's champion, the Titan, was a Cray XK7 system with 17.59 petaflop/s performance.

The Titan is currently housed at the U.S. Department of Energy's Oak Ridge National Laboratory.

Written by: Andre Yoskowitz @ 6 Jul 2013 19:44
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  • 6 comments
  • doowop72

    Greetings Dr. Falcon, How about a nice game of Global Thermo-Nuclear war?

    6.7.2013 22:45 #1

  • Justoneguy

    Originally posted by doowop72: Greetings Dr. Falcon, How about a nice game of Global Thermo-Nuclear war? Would.you.like.to.play.a.game?

    6.7.2013 23:42 #2

  • joebloe12

    How bout a nice game of CHESS?

    7.7.2013 00:31 #3

  • xnonsuchx

    Originally posted by doowop72: Greetings Dr. Falcon, How about a nice game of Global Thermo-Nuclear war?
    Professor Falken

    7.7.2013 05:26 #4

  • Jemborg

    Originally posted by xnonsuchx: Originally posted by doowop72: Greetings Dr. Falcon, How about a nice game of Global Thermo-Nuclear war?
    Professor Falken
    NERD ALERT!



    Its a lot easier being righteous than right.


    7.7.2013 12:27 #5

  • dEwMe

    Isn't this like the speed of our latest fighter plane? They release a low # but the true speed is classified for some reason?

    Just my $0.02,

    dEwMe

    8.7.2013 15:08 #6

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