It will not be long before China's fastest supercomputer "Tianhe-1," the name of which means Milky Way, is to be equipped with Chinese-made central processing unit chips, replacing the only part of the computer that is imported. At the same time, this signifies that China could rival the world's most powerful computers. Theoretically, it is capable of more than 1 quadrillion calculations per second when operating at peak speed.
The high-performance computer has been praised as the "Mount Qomolangma" of computers, embodying science and technological competitiveness, and it is an important indicator of overall national strength. It has become a key element in research, and is indispensable to economic and social development.
Tianhe-1 is China's first domestically-made petaflop supercomputer. Earlier this year, the first device of Tianhe-1 was put into operation at the National Supercomputing Center in Tianjin. The Tianhe-1 supercomputer system is now providing 24-hour remote network applications and running in good condition.
From People's Daily Online
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