Over 300 use China’s fastest supercomputerMarch 20th, 2012 - 1:53 pm ICT by IANS
Beijing, March 20 (IANS) The number of registered users of China’s fastest supercomputer has crossed 300, the authorities said.
Companies from the US, Canada, Singapore and Sweden are among the users, according to a press release issued Tuesday by the National Supercomputing Center in the northern city of Tianjin.
It provides outsourcing services for complex work like mine surveying, bio-informatics, large-data animation design, nuclear fusion energy research and also marine environmental engineering, Xinhua reported.
With a processing speed of 2.57 quadrillion operations per second, Tianhe-1A was ranked fastest in the world in November 2010, but was surpassed by the Japan-developed K Computer last June, according to the Top500 list of the world’s most powerful computers.
Tianhe-1A cost $72.3 million to develop.
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