China's exascale supercomputer operational by 2020
Updated: 2016-06-16 05:12
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).
"The government of Tianjin Binhai New Area, NUDT and the National Supercomputing Center in Tianjin are working on the project, and we plan to name it Tianhe-3," said Liao Xiangke, the school head.
In 2010, the country's first petaflop supercomputer Tianhe-1 capable of at least a million billion calculations per second came into service in the supercomputing center. At present, Tianhe-1 performs various tasks including oil exploration, high-end equipment manufacturing, biological medicine and animation design, and serves nearly 1,000 customers.
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