30 Dec '11, 6pm

China’s Homegrown Supercomputers

In late October 2011, the Sunway BlueLight MPP made headlines as China's first high-performance computer to harness the power of a homegrown chip, the ShenWei SW1600. And the Dawning 6000, scheduled to come on line in December 2011, will use another indigenous processor, the Godson-3B. These are supercomputers that China can truly call its own. At press time, engineers were busy optimizing the Dawning 6000's ability to run Linpack—the benchmark software library used to rank computers in the Top500 list. The Sunway BlueLight, a petaflops-level supercomputer, has already been put through its Linpack paces and claimed 14th place in the November Top500 ranking. But don't be fooled: Neither machine is a speed demon. Consider them rather as steps toward technological independence. "The Dawning 6000 is really trying to master the tricks of this domain so that the Chinese have the...

Full article: http://spectrum.ieee.org/computing/hardware/chinas-homegr...

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