Closer Look: China's Tianhe No. 1 Supercomputer

One of China's fastest supercomputers recently went into operation at the national Changsha supercomputer center in Hunan. Named Tianhe No.1, this supercomputer can perform 1.1 petaflops per second. Here's a video overview.

One of China's fastest supercomputers recently went into operation at the national Changsha supercomputer center in Hunan. Named Tianhe No.1, this supercomputer can perform 1.1 petaflops per second and will be assisting scientists and researchers in areas such as weather forecasting, auto manufacturing, and medical research. The performance of the supercomputer will be increased to 3 petaflops by the end of this year. The Chinese now have 61 supercomputers on the world's Top 500 list. (See DCK coverage of the New Top 500 Champ and the Top 10 Supercomputers, Illustrated.)

For additional information on High Performance Computing (HPC), visit our HPC channel. For more videos, check out our DCK video archive and the Data Center Videos channel on YouTube.

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