Results 1 to 9 of 9

Thread: Chinese Computer Trumps US One as World's Fastest

  1. #1
    Bohemian Revolutionary
    Demon of Light's Avatar
    Join Date
    May 2010
    Last Seen
    03-07-17 @ 12:25 AM
    Gender
    Lean
    Independent
    Posts
    5,095

    Chinese Computer Trumps US One as World's Fastest

    A Chinese scientific research center has built the fastest supercomputer ever made, replacing the United States as maker of the swiftest machine, and giving China bragging rights as a technology superpower.

    The computer, known as Tianhe-1A, has 1.4 times the horsepower of the current top computer, which is at a national laboratory in Tennessee, as measured by the standard test used to gauge how well the systems handle mathematical calculations, said Jack Dongarra, a University of Tennessee computer scientist who maintains the official supercomputer rankings.
    Source: CNBC

    To be fair I believe the U.S. still has more supercomputers at the top of the list, but this is probably going to change.
    "For what is Evil but Good-tortured by its own hunger and thirst?"
    - Khalil Gibran

  2. #2
    Advisor Teh Internets's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jun 2010
    Location
    Virginia, USA
    Last Seen
    08-15-13 @ 09:24 PM
    Gender
    Lean
    Progressive
    Posts
    351

    Re: Chinese Computer Trumps US One as World's Fastest

    The USA is probably going to have to share a spot at the top soon.

  3. #3
    Almost respectable

    Cardinal's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jun 2008
    Last Seen
    @
    Gender
    Lean
    Undisclosed
    Posts
    35,055

    Re: Chinese Computer Trumps US One as World's Fastest

    Is there any area in which the U.S. is moving ahead compared to the rest of the world? All I ever see is declining economy, declining manufacturing, declining education, declining tech industry, declining this, declining everything.

  4. #4
    Dungeon Master
    Veni, vidi, dormivi!

    spud_meister's Avatar
    Join Date
    Nov 2009
    Location
    Didjabringabeeralong
    Last Seen
    @
    Gender
    Lean
    Very Conservative
    Posts
    33,888
    Blog Entries
    8

    Re: Chinese Computer Trumps US One as World's Fastest

    But can you play Doom on it?
    So follow me into the desert
    As desperate as you are
    Where the moon is glued to a picture of heaven
    And all the little pigs have God

  5. #5
    Enemy Combatant
    Kandahar's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jul 2005
    Location
    Washington, DC
    Last Seen
    10-15-13 @ 08:47 PM
    Gender
    Lean
    Liberal
    Posts
    20,688

    Re: Chinese Computer Trumps US One as World's Fastest

    Quote Originally Posted by Cardinal View Post
    Is there any area in which the U.S. is moving ahead compared to the rest of the world? All I ever see is declining economy, declining manufacturing, declining education, declining tech industry, declining this, declining everything.
    We're #1 in the number of people we incarcerate (both per capita and in absolute terms). We're also #1 or #2 in obesity...I think Mexico surpassed us a couple years ago, but I'm confident we can take back our title with enough determination and Big Macs.
    Last edited by Kandahar; 10-29-10 at 12:39 AM.
    Are you coming to bed?
    I can't. This is important.
    What?
    Someone is WRONG on the internet! -XKCD

  6. #6
    Banned
    Join Date
    Oct 2009
    Location
    In your dreams...
    Last Seen
    05-29-12 @ 02:53 PM
    Lean
    Independent
    Posts
    10,621

    Re: Chinese Computer Trumps US One as World's Fastest

    I think China has more prisoners in absolute terms and russia has a close incarceration rate. Not sure though.

  7. #7
    Advisor BCR's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jun 2010
    Location
    Heart of Dixie
    Last Seen
    12-06-13 @ 04:21 AM
    Gender
    Lean
    Libertarian - Left
    Posts
    598

    Re: Chinese Computer Trumps US One as World's Fastest

    Oh boy, China has the fastest super computer...The end is near!
    I use a lot of satire and sarcasm so keep that in mind when reading my posts.

  8. #8
    Conservative Independent
    DarkWizard12's Avatar
    Join Date
    Sep 2007
    Location
    Tyler TX
    Last Seen
    12-15-17 @ 01:53 PM
    Gender
    Lean
    Independent
    Posts
    7,562

    Re: Chinese Computer Trumps US One as World's Fastest

    Quote Originally Posted by BCR View Post
    Oh boy, China has the fastest super computer...The end is near!
    the end of our world supremacy, that's for sure. Thank liberals,

  9. #9
    Guru
    Mustachio's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jul 2010
    Location
    Minneapolis
    Last Seen
    Today @ 03:10 AM
    Gender
    Lean
    Other
    Posts
    2,587

    Re: Chinese Computer Trumps US One as World's Fastest

    Yeah, because there are no liberals in Communist China. Communist China.
    A working class hero is something to be

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •