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Dec 2016 - Buyer Case Study - Doc # US41959516

The National Research Center of Parallel Computer Engineering & Technology in Wuxi Creates the World's Fastest Supercomputer Using an Indigenous Chinese Processor

Authors: Earl C. Joseph, Ph.D., Steve Conway, Robert Sorensen, Kevin Monroe


This IDC Buyer Case Study looks at some of the key hardware and software details of the new Sunway TaihuLight system, which recently debuted at the number 1 spot of the list of the world's TOP500 most powerful supercomputers. The system was developed by the National Research Center of Parallel Computer Engineering & Technology, and it is installed at China's Wuxi National Supercomputing Center (NSCC). Its indigenous processor — an impressive milestone for a number 1 Chinese HPC — was developed by the Shanghai High Performance IC Design Center.


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