"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
"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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