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