China makes its first super computer that uses a microprocessor chip made in our own country. The bamboo curtain country wants to beat the United States-made super computers (USA) and Japan.
Sunway BlueLight MPP, hence the name the super computer, assembled from September prompting at the National Supercomputer Center in Jinan, the capital of Eastern Shandong province of China.
Sunway systems, which can do 1,000 trillion calculations per second, is said to be entered in the list of 20 computers with the fastest performance in the world.
In the body of Sunway immersed 8700 microprocessor ShenWei SW1600. The microprocessor was designed in the Chinese Computer Institute and produced in Shanghai.
Some time ago, a Chinese-made super computers, Tianhe-1A sucking international attention when crowned as the fastest in the world. Previously, the position was occupied by his rival, Japan that spawned K Computer designed by technology company ”Fujitsu”.
But despite her internal systems designed by Chinese engineers, Tianhe-1A then still built using artificial processor chip technology companies AS the Intel and Nvidia. Likewise with K computer belong to Japan, using Sparc chip designed at Sun Microsystems in Silicon Valley, USA.
That’s why China’s ambition is to create a super computer that really the whole product is a result of their own design.