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China steals supercomputer title from the US

By Emil ยท 87 replies
Oct 28, 2010
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  1. arkantos

    arkantos TS Member Posts: 46

    i wonder what processor do they use with those?? intel or amd
  2. brianmsu

    brianmsu TS Enthusiast Posts: 27

    new fastest super computer? ill take 3.

    oh and geek squad said i should get norton antivirus 2011, so i'll take 3 of those too.
  3. But will it make coffee?
  4. ryan29121

    ryan29121 TS Booster Posts: 174

    That computer seems it would be pretty fast. I wish I could game on that thing. Would probably give pretty decent frame rates in most games. :)
  5. Johny47

    Johny47 TS Rookie Posts: 157

    A petaflop? what is that a thousand terraflops or something? incredible and at the people asking 'but will it run Crysis' that beast would be able to make virtual reality a... reality =P if they wanted it to hahaha.

    'That will be the day' when Virtual Reality(VR) is mainstream for games =D
  6. hitech0101

    hitech0101 TS Guru Posts: 451   +32

    Finally a long lasting problem free electronic gadget that has the tag " Made in China ".
  7. dividebyzero

    dividebyzero trainee n00b Posts: 4,891   +1,262

    No. But virtually all of the newer ones do.
    The metric's these people live by are performance/watt and Flops/watt. Add in the fact that nvidia cards use ECC memory and are geared towards double precision computation, and the choice is likely a straightforward one.....Unless you subscribe to the notion that nvidia, Intel and the world's scientific bodies are members of a not-so-secret cabal whose prime directive is to shaft AMD. A notion that could gain traction if it were not for the fact that AMD has zero interest in HPC.
    How true! I remember reading in the Weekly World News that the not-so-secret cabal only publicise these supposed "supercomputers" to divert attention from their "supersize supercomputer" that is being secretly assembled for the once cryogenically frozen, but recently thawed HItler and his loyal henchman, Elvis Presley by "World Government" Illuminati descendants.
    For a modest outlay you too could join the club.
  8. PanicX

    PanicX TechSpot Ambassador Posts: 669

  9. turbotank84

    turbotank84 TS Rookie

    Let start building another super fast computer and kick china a**. we need to reclaim that title. =)
  10. Trillionsin

    Trillionsin TS Evangelist Posts: 1,549   +235

    With the manufacturing they do.. I'm surprised we even managed in getting the title for that long.
  11. captaincranky

    captaincranky TechSpot Addict Posts: 12,499   +2,295

    The trouble with that idea is, we'd probably have to borrow the money off China to do it.
  12. Rage_3K_Moiz

    Rage_3K_Moiz Sith Lord Posts: 5,443   +36

    @dividebyzero, how cutthroatily-piratey of you. ;)

    Am I to assume that you don't subscrible to slightly-obfuscative almost-conspiracy theories? :p
  13. America ASSEMBLED the previously first place supercomputer. China still built it.
  14. captaincranky

    captaincranky TechSpot Addict Posts: 12,499   +2,295

    Ouch, that hurts......
  15. maestromasada

    maestromasada TS Rookie Posts: 92

    with the crisis fully set on the world now, it will take for any other country to overthown china's title, maybe india. Do I see i trend in economy power and supercomputer power???
  16. princeton

    princeton TS Addict Posts: 1,676

    I thought the title said that china stole a supercomputer from the US.
  17. captaincranky

    captaincranky TechSpot Addict Posts: 12,499   +2,295

    Really, the article's title has a smidge of bias in it. It seems they "won" the title of, "Worlds Fastest Supercomputer". But since "the contest" was rather informal at best, it's really a bit difficult to say exactly what happened.

    It's hard to say, "I won the race", if the other guy says, "but I wasn't racing".

    That said, I still think we should borrow the money from China, and build ourselves a supercomputer faster than theirs. Besides, think of the massive irony that would be.
  18. Archean

    Archean TechSpot Paladin Posts: 5,690   +95

    Then Chinese can build an even faster super computer from what US will build from borrowed money, by simply spending the 'interest' they'll get paid on the loan. Hence, it would be an even more catastrophically massive irony.
  19. dividebyzero

    dividebyzero trainee n00b Posts: 4,891   +1,262

    If I did....or maybe...if I were part of it, what better camouflage than lampooning it?
    But of course it's all clearly nonsense, since most people in the know are well aware that Hitler has set up home on the moon, and the real puppet-master has been, at least since 1981, the re-animated corpse of David Hasselhoff - after DARPA successfully managed to graft the enviromental control unit from a Toyota Camry into David's otherwise vacant skull ( Little known fact: Knight Rider is a thinly veiled documentary..The art of hiding something in plain view! Although due to quality control concerns, the World Government decided against using the Pontiac TransAm -or any GM product.)
  20. Rage_3K_Moiz

    Rage_3K_Moiz Sith Lord Posts: 5,443   +36

    Hahaha you made me spoil my laptop with that last one! I spilled my Guinness all over the keyboard!
  21. captaincranky

    captaincranky TechSpot Addict Posts: 12,499   +2,295

    So then, what you're trying to say is, the reason Hasselhoff was the first to be kicked off this season of "Dancing With the Stars", was the fact you, "can't teach an old Pontiac new dances"? :confused: Not even in reduced gravity...?

    BTW, thanks for the heads up! I never knew that the DTWS sound stage was on the Moon.........(Man in the Moon, with a s*** eatin' grin smiley goes >>> (here) <<<......:wave: ))!
  22. Benny26

    Benny26 TechSpot Paladin Posts: 1,535   +50

    Ironic in the fact that these are the only people now who can play Microsoft Flight Sim 10 on full graphics :D
  23. captaincranky

    captaincranky TechSpot Addict Posts: 12,499   +2,295

    Right, there's so much bloat in that program, it's a wonder that the aircraft ever get off the ground.
  24. dividebyzero

    dividebyzero trainee n00b Posts: 4,891   +1,262

    Presumeably a direct quote from General Motors' press release kit entitled " A Positive Spin on Understeer"
    I doubt there is. I'd think that DWTS is probably a little frivolous for a 121 year-old Adolf Hitler- he'd probably order the annihilation of Pacific Island nation if he missed his daily Metameucil, imagine the fallout(!) if he had to share his secret lab/condo with Mike Sorrentino

    MIke Sorrentino likely cannot spell supercomputer, but just as likely has enough MTV money to purchase one
    </back on topic>
  25. captaincranky

    captaincranky TechSpot Addict Posts: 12,499   +2,295

    Ahem, Don't you mean a "negative spin on oversteer", and wasn't that "Consumer Reports? From the same wonderful people that flipped the Suzuki "Samurai".

    Back on topic, we could have used the Chinese supercomputer to solve the oil leaks and oversteer of the Corvair. :rolleyes: Meh, pushrod covers are supposed to leak, just ask Harley Davidsion. I think that was from the Harley press release titled, "Oil stains in the driveway, noise, and powerful vibration are all potent symbols of manliness".

    BTW, I think that Harley parts are being made in China nowadays, is there nothing sacred? I doubt that that requires a supercomputer though. After all, they've been pumping out the same crap for at least 60 years.

    Have you seen Donovan McNabb recently? He looks rather natty in his Washington Redskins costume.

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