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China Makes Its Own Supercomputing Cores

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By the end of the year, Chinese supercomputers will stop using imported processors and will instead rely on homegrown chips, according to an article in People’s Daily Online.

Billed as the world’s fastest supercomputer, China’s Tianhe-1A system, which gets its CPUs and GPUs from US vendors Intel and NVIDIA respectively, could be the country’s last to use foreign-built components. Going forward, supercomputers will employ China’s domestically-developed Loongson series of microchips, also known as the Godson processor.

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Written by bernardhornet

March 22, 2011 at 2:28 am

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