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China Steps Up in Race to Exascale Computing

Jack Clark of ZDNet reports that China has plans to build an Exascale supercomputer by 2020.

China is preparing to work on a supercomputer with a capacity of 100 petaflops by 2015 and try to produce the first exascale computer in 2020,” said Hu Qinqfeng, deputy chief designer of China’s fastest supercomputer, the Tianhe-1A, quoted in a report in China Daily on Saturday.

Could China beat the U.S. in the race to Exascale? It may all comes down to funding, as China has a long history of executing 10 year plans without distractions such as Congressional budgets.

Comments

  1. May be so.China comes in supercomputer world ,when many technical elements such as GPU,OS,computer architecture,communication technologies etc.are ready for use. In addition to strong government.

  2. The race to run LINPACK or to run real appications at Exascale? Which?

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