With such indicators Tianhe new supercomputer was the fastest computing system in China and is able to claim fourth place in the current rating of 500 most powerful supercomputers in the world. China National University of Defense Technology (National University of Defense Technology), which was developed Tianhe, argues that the work that this system can be completed within one day of a conventional computer with dual-core processor will take about 160 years.
Computational complex Tianhe weighs 155 tons and covers an area of about one thousand square meters. It is built on the basis of several thousands of Intel Xeon processors and graphics chips AMD, including a set of the Radeon HD 4870 X2. By the way, it is the massive use of ATI graphics, among other things, allowed supercomputer to achieve such high performance. At the same time, Tianhe is the fifth energy supercomputer in the world.
In addition, the creators of Tianhe going to improve its supercomputer, including in its composition thousands of CPU, developed by Chinese experts. This will allow the system to exceed the threshold performance of 800 teraflops.