China's "Milky Way One" supercomputer to commence operation next month

09:39, December 28, 2009      

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China's supercomputer, named Tiahe, meaning "Milky Way One", is being installed and will be put into use next month in Tianjin.

The "Milky Way One" is ranked fifth in the world and first in Asia. It is theoretically able to do more than 1 quadrillion calculations per second (one petaflop) at peak speed.

As the core processor of National Supercomputing Tianjin Center, "Milky Way One" is expected to provide technological support for petroleum exploration data processing, bio-medical research, aviation equipment development, resource exploration, remote satellite sensing data processing, financial engineering, weather forecasting, climate prediction, marine data analysis, earthquake prevention, new material development and other important areas.

By People's Daily Online
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