New Chinese supercomputer expected in 2010

New Chinese supercomputer expected in 2010


Dawning 6000, China's home-made supercomputer with peta operations per second will come out next year and is expected to serve in Southern China Supercomputer Centre, according to news released on July 5 by Dawning Information Industry Co., the computer's Tianjin-based producer.

The computer will adopt heterogeneous platform and support Loongson, which is the debut of China's self-made central processing unit in its home-made supercomputer. Current Cluster Computing of high performance computers will step into a phase of peta operations (per second), said Li Jun, president of Dawning Information Industry Co.

Dawning 6000 is developed by The Institute of Computing Technology of the Chinese Academy of Sciences (ICT) and Dawning Information Industry Co..

ICT's mission is to advance multi-core and multi-threaded high performance CPU in China's 11th Five-Year Plan (2006-2010), according to Li. The CPU developed by ICT will not only be used in Dawning 6000, but also in other high-efficient and low power consumption servers.

Dawning 6000's predecessor Dawning 5000A, with a peak capability of 230 teraFLOPS, Magic Cube, went into operation on June 15 in Shanghai. It is currently the fastest supercomputer in China.                                               Source:     

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It is lucky for Chen Jun to began his career in the IP industry 14 years ago when the first group of IP managers for businesses appeared on the stage in China and he has been in the industry.

It was this “Whampoa Military Academy” for IP that educated China’s first batch of corporate IP management personnel. Many of these engineers left Foxconn in the years since.