Folks were saying that it would happen and now China has just leaped past the rest of the world and revealed the world’s fastest supercomputer, the Tianhe-1A. The supercomputer is located at the National Supercomputer Center in Tianjin and scored a juicy 2.507 petaflops as measured by the LINPACK benchmark, edging past Cray’s 2.3 petaflop Jaguar that’s located at Oak Ridge National Lab in Tennessee. This feat was achieved by using 7,168 NVIDIA Tesla M2050 GPUs with 14,336 Intel Xeon CPUs, consuming 4.04 megawatts. Would you feel omnipotent with that amount of computing power at your fingertips?
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