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China's first super computer off the assembly line in Tianjin
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14:56, September 17, 2008

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On the morning of September 16, China's first high performance supercomputer Shuguang 5000A came off the assembly line in Tianjin.

"Shuguang 5000A not only makes China the second country after the United States that has the ability to research, develop, produce and use supercomputer with computing speed over 100 trillion times per second, but also greatly enhance China's technological competitiveness and overall national strength. It is a major breakthrough of China's independent innovation and industrialization." Vice president of Beijing Branch of Chinese Academy of Sciences Qiao Junlu said.

President of Dawning Information Industry Co., Ltd Li Jun said, "Shuguang 5000A takes investment of more than 200 million yuan, and more than 500 scientists are involved in its research and development. It produces more than 50 technical patents, and is currently China's fastest, most efficient supercomputer with the lowest consumption of energy. "

Shuguang 5000A can reach peak computing speed of 230 trillion times per second.

By People's Daily Online

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