xin 1921006291212078130794 China Announces Milky Way One Supercomputer
NUDT’s Milky Way One

China’s National University of Defense Technology has announced the “Milky Way One” supercomputer, the world’s 2nd petaflop supercomputer. Weighing a whopping 155 tons, Milky Way One consists of 103 refrigerator-like cabinets lined up over 1,000 square meters.

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xin 1921006291212078130794 China Announces Milky Way One Supercomputer
NUDT’s Milky Way One

China’s National University of Defense Technology (NUDT) has announced the “Milky Way One” supercomputer,
the world’s 2nd petaflop supercomputer. Weighing a whopping 155 tons,
Milky Way One consists of 103 refrigerator-like cabinets lined up over
1,000 square meters.

Featuring
6,144 Intel CPUs (3072 Quad-Core Xeon E5540s and 3072 Quad-Core Xeon
E5450) and 5120 AMD GPUs (2560 Radeon HD 4870 X2s), Milky Way One is
capable of one quadrillion calculations per second at its peak speed
(1.206 petaflops, running at 563.1 teraflops on Linpack benchmark).

Built at an estimated cost of 600 million yuan (USD88.24 million), the
Milky Way One is designed to “process seismic data for oil exploration,
conduct bio-medical computing and help design aerospace vehicles”. For
comparison of its processing prowess with the average PC, a single-day
task for Milky Way One may take a normal dual-core PC working non-stop
for 160 years to complete. Very impressive indeed!

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