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China's 240 petaflop supercomputer and 200+ petaflop US supercomputer will be competing...

•, brian wang

China will be launching one of three pre-exaFlop supercomputers later this year. The new supercomputer will be 200 times faster and have 100 times more storage capacity than the Tianhe-1 supercomputer, China's first petaflop supercomputer launched in 2010, Zhang said.

Above – Phytium FT2000/64 ARM chip that is expected to power the new 240 petaflop supercomputer

The supercomputer center in Tianjin began developing the exascale supercomputer with the National University of Defense Technology in 2016.

According to the national plan for the next generation of high-performance computers, China will develop an exascale computer during the 13th Five-Year-Plan period (2016-2020).

Tianhe-1 delivers 1.2 peak petaflops, and 563 Linpack teraflops. A relatively old system now, Tiane-1 is powered by Intel Nehalem-era Xeon CPUs and now-ancient ATI Radeon GPUs.