The race to 100 petaflops: Cray and China go head-to-head to build the world’s fastest supercomputer

By Sebastian Anthony on November 14, 2012 at 8:04 am

Hot on the heels of the 20-petaflops Titan supercomputer at Oak Ridge National Laboratory, the recently-crowned world’s fastest supercomputer, Cray has announced the XC30 architecture, which will allow for the creation of supercomputers that break 100 petaflops — 100 quadrillion floating-point operations per second.

Not to be outdone, China has also announced its own 100-petaflops contender, Tianhe-2. Tianhe-2, which is expected to be deployed by 2015, is the successor to Tianhe-1A — a supercomputer that briefly held the title of World’s Fastest back in 2010 (a first for China).

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