China successfully develops first super computer

17:04, April 21, 2010      

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It is no longer a dream to have a personal computer with 1 trillion calculations per second. China's first teraflop computer, based on Godson 3A processors, has been successfully developed by University of Science & Technology of China (USTC) recently.

The KD-60 super computer, jointly developed by the USTC and Shenzhen University, was approved by experts in April 17. It is China's first teraflop computer using a Chinese-made high-performance general-purpose processor.

The size of a washing machine, the super computer is equipped with 80 Godson 3A processors and it is a capable of 1 trillion calculations per second when operating at peak speed.

Experts said the successful development of the KD-60 is another important step toward super computer individualization.

By People's Daily Online


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