Computers - Software Hardware : Today's top supercomputer is owned by China, powered by Intel

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    Milky Way-2, also known as "Tianhe-2," clusters together more than 32,000 Intel Xeon microprocessors as well as more than 48,000 Intel Xeon Phi chips, the server equivalent of a graphics coprocessor. All told, the two groups of chips can crunch the equivalent of 33.86 petaflops of performance, about double that of Titan, housed at the Oak Ridge National Laboratory in Tennessee. A "flop" is a floating point operation, one of the basic metrics of a computer performance; a petaflop is a thousand trillion floating point operations.
    http://www.pcworld.com/article/2042...-by-china-powered-by-intel.html#tk.nl_pcwbest
     
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    That thing is nice. I wonder what they use it for on a regular basis. It would be cool if they launched a Chinese crypto-currency. Something as public as the other ones that are out there but not subject to U.S law would be an interesting alternative in the mix.
     
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    :11100:probably to hack us….
     
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    Or the NSA. That's two birds, one super computer.
     
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    the new mac pro has one xeon processor. this thing has 32,000 of them…...
     
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