Domestically-developed petascale supercomputer to be launched next year

13:29, April 12, 2010      

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The Dawning 6000, a petascale supercomputer, is now under development and will debut in late 2010 or in early 2010, reporters learned from the Dawning Information Industry Company on April 11. The domestically-developed supercomputer will further narrow the gap between China and other advanced countries in the field of high-performance computer technology.

Dawning disclosed that the new supercomputer, equipped with the technically-mature Loongson 3 microprocessor, will be deployed at the South China Supercomputing Center. In addition to a strong computing capacity, the Dawning 6000 is also characterized by low energy consumption, smaller size and lower cost.

Research and development of high-performance processors and chips, design of mechanical structures characterized by higher density and more effective heat dissipation and optimization of special application software with higher portability will be conducted using the Dawning 6000 supercomputer.

By People's Daily Online

(Editor:黄蓓蓓)

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