Tianhe-1A is crowned the world’s fastest supercomputer in 2010. Tianhe-1A supercomputer is developed by Changsha-based National University of Defense Technology and claims capable of up to 2.57 quadrillion computing operations per second!
Tianhe-1A has beat the previous supercomputer from United States – Cray XT5 Jaguar, that provides up to 1.75 quadrillion computing operations per second. Tianhe-1A supercomputer is estimated to cost 600 million yuan (USD90.4 million) and powered by 14,336 Intel Xeon X5670 cPU, 7,168 NVidia Tesla M2050 GPU, as well as 2,048 local made Feiteng 8-core CPUs.
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