Chinese supercomputer heads towards top of rankings

Discussion in ' News Discussion' started by MacBytes, Jun 4, 2004.

  1. MacBytes macrumors bot

    Jul 5, 2003
  2. szark macrumors 68030


    May 14, 2002
    Dawning 4000A is achieving 8 TFlop/s as of today, so it's definitely in the Top 15.

    With so many new computers coming online, Virginia Tech may not even be in the Top 10 when the fall list is posted. :(

    Unless, of course, they add more machines... :D
  3. realityisterror macrumors 65816


    Aug 30, 2003
    Snellville, GA
    well... VT had fun while it lasted... they should have kept the PowerMacs and added in the xServes... but i guess that was out of their price range...

  4. The Cheat macrumors member

    Feb 10, 2004
    Toronto, Ontario
    Bah, so what. This is another typical example of the Chinese "progress". What have they done here? Bought a bunch of AMD Opterons, made a cluster and ran Linux on what. Anyone can do that if they have the money. They probably even stole the design of the cluster from someone else.

    Once they build a computer using processors they reasearched, developed and fabricated themselves (i.e. AMD, IBM, Cray, NEC), and using an OS they didn't just rely on the rest of the world to supply, and add any sort of innovation of their own, then I will be impressed. (so basically, when pigs fly)
  5. slipper macrumors 68000


    Nov 19, 2003
    and your point is? i suppose your saying the VT supercomputer isnt all that great also, huh? if its so easy well why dont you build a super computer and impress us all?
  6. PolarbearTed macrumors newbie

    May 17, 2004
    I'd like to know what Cheat is implying with his post ...

    I think Virginia Tech should be proud of their achievement, they were the first academic group to break the 10 mark. And their investment is going to continue to be a value ladden one in the future.

    And the Top 500 list changes like the seasons do, it's just a part of the cycle of technology.

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