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CNET Asia: Taiwan, China in Supercomputer Race

Sep 18, 2003, 21:00 (0 Talkback[s])

[ Thanks to Matt for this link. ]

"A Taiwan research center and U.S. chipmaker Intel have teamed to build the country's fastest supercomputer that will rank among the 20 most powerful in the world.

"The government-run National Center for High Performance Computing's (NCHC) recently deployed computer is based on 128 Intel Itanium 2 and 280 Intel Xeon processors, delivering a total compute capability of around 3 teraflops, or 3 trillion calculations per second.

"Previously, the county's most powerful machine was the NCHC's IBM pSeries 690 Turbo, featuring 256 of IBM's own processors. At around 1 teraflop, it is ranked at 93 in the Top 500 supercomputer list. The new computer should reside within list's top 20..."

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