Friday, October 29, 2010

China now has the world's fastest supercomputer

The Tianhe-1A in the flesh...

China now unofficially has the world's fastest supercomputer.  The Tianhe-1A hits 2.507 petaflops, which easily crushes the Cray XT5 Jaguar located in the United States.

The reason why this news is important is because it shows that China's processor technology might surpass the technology in the United States, meaning that Chinese chips could replace US built chips.

What are your thoughts on this?

103 comments:

lol reviewer said...

i think china uses alien technologies lol!

Tresni said...

Wow....and they tell us to turn off our lights when we leave a room wonder what the power usage is on that thing

Nate said...

Oh boy... Come on US, show the world you still have some innovation. Invent something new that can surpass this thing.

DDX said...

It is located in China but the CPU's are still made by Intel.

astro pix said...

I think it just adds to the long list of things that we will end up depending on China for. We shouldn't look at it as such a bad thing, though. But then again I don't have a love affair with the idea of the U.S. being #1 all the time. I'm just happy to be here :)

Applelove said...

That's fucking fast

ModerneFusion said...

I actually highly doubt this. Recently in Canada this electrical engineer created a micro processor chip that is tiny as hell but has about over 200 gigahertz. marvelous isn't it? xD

Nominator said...

wow, i hope they don't surpass us, don't want them surpassing the us at anything. thanks for the info man

Donkote said...

i never knew thats what super computers look like..if chinese technology does surpass US's i wonder if it'll be cheaper? I bet US is going to work hard to try and prevent it though

AnnoNeuvo said...

Isn't everything made in Taiwan anyway? :P

Hidden Blogger said...

That's disconcerting. :(

me said...

I better get better at computer stuff. Can't have the Chinese be better at everything.

Dungeoneer said...

China is taking everything over, not just by quantity, but slowly by quality also. It's totally reasonable to think they'll have the best chips in the world.

Nostalgist said...

china has become a global player indeed..

Paul said...

oh man i saw this earlier. I'm not surprised to see this at all. Won't have a huge effect on silicone valley for a bit but i have a feeling that will change in the coming years. As much money as we put into china they are going to start really surpassing us in alot of fields.

Anonfourtwenty said...

That's big, but at least US owns the next 3 supercomputers below it :P


*I believe

thenitefalls said...

China is going to rule the world XD

Mr. Bloggity said...

That speed is obscene!

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Matte said...

Surprised? :D

Tracer Bullet said...

it looks intense, got any statistics on it?

Mikey said...

I am little bummed.

We will surely pass them soon right?

Erroneous Maximus said...

Great. Here's the keys to the world, China.

derpfriedrice said...

Yea..

but can it run crysis?

;D

ExplodingLion said...

i dont really see how this will affect me as a person. i dont own anything near the cray xt5 jaguar xD

Liv said...

doesn't surprise me

OneFourSeven said...

Well, anything that pushes the art of computing will benefit the human race as a whole, but at the cost of anti-globalization leanings.

Personally, I think that anyone can carve out a niche somehow no matter who "took their jobs", so I say if the Chinese are making genuinely better, faster chips, and there aren't any ideological differences like the usual touchy subjects of child and/or dissident prison labor for manufacturing, then they deserve to get the business and make the money.

After all, that's added incentive for American researchers and electrical engineers to develop something revolutionary, as well. In this case, competition can be healthy.

Astra said...

is china the worlds newest numba 1 now?

8mm said...

That's siiiiiick. 2.5 petaflops?! I wouldn't mind having that as a gaming and entertainment machine :D

fat daddy said...

One more way that China is beating the US

Brandon said...

Wow, that's pretty crazy

killah said...

i don't care about those chips

Rezden said...

With the settlement on Mars and this, I think Firefly might be in our future.

T.dot said...

bet it costs a shitload

Cpt Pownzor said...

Hopefully this is the case hahaha. Would probably make computers a whole lot cheaper with labour cost savings alone

The Blind Prophet said...

Yeah I heard about that. Let's RECLAIM THE TITLE, USA!! :P

TravisTouchdown said...

I live just down the street from Crays headquarters! i'm sure they're jealous right now

TechnoMac said...

hopefully they wont do anything bad with it lol

Luigibomb said...

Thats pretty impressive, but I am curious how many processors this thing has.

KTOTHES said...

COMMUNISTS WHAT WILL THEY THINK NEXT

Joey Lazlo said...

Computing is computing, regardless of location. And this is still unofficial... A note on the last super computer go round, I feel Cray cheated, from what I remember, it should have been the roadrunner system to be #1.

Bart said...

first!
and hasnt china been on top of things for the past 4k years? just wonderin

Kartoffeln said...

China scares me a bit, they're becoming huge (economically, I mean)

godmodeus said...

go go china

Dan said...

China rocks. Let's just wait until their economy bubble bursts then lets steal their super-computers and use them to do research!

kokojesta said...

they shall be cheaper!! which is always good :)

Kikino said...

China is reallt taking over the world D:

Suciô Sanchez said...

...and it still keeps coming up with the wong number.

ImmaFrog said...

amazing supercomputer

Daytona Jones said...

fucking china being fast and shit

Galwarrior said...

Come on America, dont get left behind

Banks said...

computers go beep boop

Monster Madness said...

I thought I had the fastest computer in the world :/

LM said...

i've got the same in my room :P
i use it for blogspot posting :)

zorancro1 said...

nothing on china side will suprise me anymore

Archi said...

Of cause it's china who got this, they make all the electronics and they got a lot of money...

Ken said...

Interesting.. I'm wondering when we're gonna see some chinese processors on the market.. It would be good for competition I guess..

rembrandtx said...

Your article is diabolical. The processors they used were Intel XEONS!! Not Chinese. In fact, NOTHING on that computer was Chinese. The GPUs were from Nvidia.

:D you crazaaay

Thomasheen said...

China will overtake the US. Its not a matter of if, its a when

Nudelsalat said...

what is the download speed on this thing? xD

Zalecodone said...

I'm okay with this.

Darko said...

nice post

Telia Tuli said...

Welp
Thats it
China wins

Ben said...

Great..another thing thats labeled "made in china"

Czikita said...

this computer is designed by computer.

NePsuj said...

and it will be so for... another few more days xd

textileengineer said...

China's billions of elves bustle about making toys, and cheap electronic gear for the rest of the world.they'll make the world a better place.

Sebastian said...

China strong! Rororo fight the powel!

la comédie said...

nice post

skweeker123 said...

thats pretty intense and slightly scary. lol


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Seb said...

seen it on wikipedia news yesterday, good for them. looks smaller than i expected though :p

hailtothemetal said...

It just goes to show how fast China and other countries are starting the "oh so mighty" America .. thanks for the info

Dex said...

China is scary, everything about them is on the upswing: 1 billion people, a developing space program, monopoly on the mining of rare earths... and now they have the fastest supercomputers. I guess it's only a matter of time before they overtake the US as the world's superpower.

level85nerd said...

Wow, impressive these chinese!

Gorlotch said...

I suppose it's been an inevitability that China would become more serious competition in the tech sector. Hopefully this spurs a drive for more innovation.

Willow said...

Not happy....I mean do we really want Chinese chips?

Come At Me Bro said...

I want one!

Ben Dover said...

Well if we do get Chinese chips, I sure hope they don't break like cookies.

Mc Uncool said...

well i think we should all just forget our differences and try to conquer the space :D

My internet explortion said...

I hope that America at least tries to beat them again though china has impressed me a lot with this.

The Angry Vegetarian said...

yeah but can you play WoW on it?!

SWOOP! said...

Just ridiculous....US needs to step their game up!

Dbankai said...

Faster processors? thats fine with me.

CAE.II said...

This is scary, China's going to own the US soon, just wait... This was bound to happen!

iRetiv said...

china makes most of our stuff anyways, hopefully this will be one of the good stuff...

DaniniPanini said...

China is cool.

David Davidson said...

It may be more powerful but how often does it crash and/or have errors?

I'd rather have something less powerful but more stable.

Jeffrey Self said...

Not surprising, their economy is exploding so more money to R&D.

honkhonkpt said...

Gosh, China can make pretty much anything these days haha.

Gansita said...

I don't have idea what could be a good utility of supercomputer, but I wish have one to open PS, word, a movie, and browser at the same time, lol

Insurance Maestro said...

2.507 petaflops!!!!

HOLY !#$%@!

crose0689 said...

thats pretty cool they have enough people in that country that they should have better stuff then us. with enough people working on everything they should finnish building stuff like 3 times faster to

Student said...

It's a supercomputer, not a PC :) And I doubt that they made some technology breakthrough.

Consider_The_Following said...

I for one welcome our new Chinese overlords.. Lmao

McBloggerton said...

If I could have this in my room...

I'd sell it and be rich as hell. xD

Joel C Anatoli said...

I want one in my basement.

loloriz0r said...

DAT CHINEZE!

:D

Haseo said...

Jesus... That's seriously insane. Just the thought of how many bytes there are in just 1mb, then you imagine how many are in 1 terabyte. It's amazing how far man has come.

Shutterbugz said...

awesome blog! keep up the good work bro!

One said...

Nice! Of course, China takes the lead, lol.

CharlesEufarley said...

I wonder if this has been independently confirmed or if it's propaganda. Hmm...

Johnny Boy said...

Bad news for the US, we really need to start upping the quality of the products we make otherwise with this economy we are going to be in big trouble.

Easy said...

wow! Not too amped about the shipping tax if it were across sea's :O

Mr Bouchard said...

This is truly amazing but everybody knew it was a question of time before China would get one of these!

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