China on Sunday made a trial on the next generation supercomputer i.e Exascale this is a prototype still and China is putting days and nights to make this happen. The exascale-class computer which is situated in Shandong Computer Science Centre can make billions & trillions of calculations per second or 1,000 Petaflops. The exascale which comes under Chinese Sunway series has been under development for more than two years. The National research center of parallel computer engineering and technology (NRCPC) situated in Jinan. Another prototype Exascale supercomputer Tianhe-3 has also got the acceptance for the test.
The NRCPC let the team that developed Sunway TaihuLight crowned the world’s fastest computer for consecutively two years i.e 2016 & 2017 at International Supercomputing Conferences held in Frankfurt, Germany.
Supercomputer So Far :
|2008||IBM Roadrunner||1.026 PFLOPS||Los Alamos, U.S|
|2009||Cray Jaguar||1.759 PFLOPS||Oak Ridge, U.S|
|2010||Tianhe-IA||2.566 PFLOPS||Tianjin, China|
|2011||Fujitsu K computer||10.51 PFLOPS||Kobe, Japan|
|2012||IBM Sequoia||17.17 PFLOPS||Livermore, US|
|2012||Cray Titan||17.59 PFLOPS||Oak Ridge, US|
|2013||NUDT Tianhe-2||33.86 PFLOPS||Guangzhou, China|
|2016||Sunway TaihuLight||93.01 PFLOPS||Wuxi, China|
Although the prototype has yet not reached the goal of 1,000 petaflops. We’re planning to finish this prototype between 2020 and 2021 – Zhang Yunquan, the centre Director.
The Sunway supercomputers have constructed a software eco-chain. It was capable of simultaneously operating massive artificial intelligence applications. In June the US reclaimed the title of the most powerful supercomputer from China. The Summit Supercomputer can perform 200,000 trillion calculations a second or 200 petaflops. Also, U.S and Japan are speeding up the development of exascale supercomputer, expecting to unveil by 2021.
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