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    News - China retakes supercomputer lead with the Tianhe-2

    System offers 33.86 petaflop/s, is nearly twice as powerful as the second placed machine.
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    Re: News - China retakes supercomputer lead with the Tianhe-2

    "3.12 million processor cores." !! don't know what to say.

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    Re: News - China retakes supercomputer lead with the Tianhe-2

    But, can it play Crysis?

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    Re: News - China retakes supercomputer lead with the Tianhe-2

    Quote Originally Posted by hapilynvraftr View Post
    "3.12 million processor cores." !! don't know what to say.
    Don't forget that for super-computing they count individual stream processors in GPUs etc. 1160 Titans will get you up to 3.12m "cores" ...

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    Re: News - China retakes supercomputer lead with the Tianhe-2

    International e-peen fight!

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    Re: News - China retakes supercomputer lead with the Tianhe-2

    Wonder what would happen if they overclock it?

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    Re: News - China retakes supercomputer lead with the Tianhe-2

    Quote Originally Posted by Percy1983 View Post
    Wonder what would happen if they overclock it?
    Seen the Terminator films?
    That's what.

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    Re: News - China retakes supercomputer lead with the Tianhe-2

    Being twice as fast as Titan isn't impressive at all considering they needed over 10 times the amount of CPU cores to do so... Sounds really inefficient too. GPU power is where we should be headed.

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    Re: News - China retakes supercomputer lead with the Tianhe-2

    Quote Originally Posted by zap117 View Post
    Being twice as fast as Titan isn't impressive at all considering they needed over 10 times the amount of CPU cores to do so... Sounds really inefficient too. GPU power is where we should be headed.
    Well, they are leveraging GPU power (parallel processing) with the Phi's, that's exactly what they do. It's also been stated above, the core count includes all the GPU cores, the Phi has upto 61, so it's actually incredibly efficient.

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    Re: News - China retakes supercomputer lead with the Tianhe-2

    Titan is actually more energy efficient.


    Those despicable Elk,stealing the pond weed!

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    Re: News - China retakes supercomputer lead with the Tianhe-2

    WOW. Just WOW. SO MUCH POWER!!!!!!

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    Re: News - China retakes supercomputer lead with the Tianhe-2

    Quote Originally Posted by CAT-THE-FIFTH View Post
    Titan is actually more energy efficient.
    So the Tianhe-2 must have a great cooling system as well? That sort of thing tends to be the limiting factor at the end of the day.

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    Re: News - China retakes supercomputer lead with the Tianhe-2

    Quote Originally Posted by brasco View Post
    Well, they are leveraging GPU power (parallel processing) with the Phi's, that's exactly what they do. It's also been stated above, the core count includes all the GPU cores, the Phi has upto 61, so it's actually incredibly efficient.
    It does say specifically "among the 3.12 million CPU cores..." unless that's a typo and it was supposed to include GPU cores.

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    Re: News - China retakes supercomputer lead with the Tianhe-2

    Quote Originally Posted by zap117 View Post
    It does say specifically "among the 3.12 million CPU cores..." unless that's a typo and it was supposed to include GPU cores.
    Yep, I was simplifying it so you understood what I was getting at, they're PCI-E based coprocessors, not really CPUs or GPUs, they're also x86 based which is awesome. I should have said coprocessor not GPU, it was just easier as they're in the same form factor.

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    Re: News - China retakes supercomputer lead with the Tianhe-2

    would Minesweeper make it BSD???

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    Re: News - China retakes supercomputer lead with the Tianhe-2

    Sure it is defective. It is Made in China eh.

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