China's Tianhe-2 tops world supercomputers, again

Updated: 2015-07-13 20:43


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CHANGSHA - China's Tianhe-2 supercomputer was named the world's fastest supercomputer at the International Supercomputing Conference in Frankfurt, Germany, on Monday.

It was the fifth time in a row that Tianhe-2 has been topped the world's fastest supercomputer list since June 2013, when it was unveiled. The supercomputer was designed and made by Changsha-based National University of Defense Technology.

In November 2013 Tianhe-2 was relocated to the national supercomputing center in Guangzhou City, Guangdong province.

So far it has provided high performance computing and cloud computing services for almost 400 clients at home and abroad. It has been used to aid gene analysis, development of new drugs, the aerodynamic numerical calculation of large aircraft and high-speed trains, among others.