Supercomputer slowcoach at 1.25 petaflops

Nice that Europe has a quick supercomputer, the Bull Tera 100, which is powered by almost 17500 Intel Xeon 7500 processors to deliver a nifty 1.25 petaflops, according to the LINPACK benchmark. Pity that this record pales beside the new Chinese supercomputer, the Tianhe-1A, which is based on a 7,168 Nvidia Tesla M2050 GPUs and 14,336 CPUs and produces 2.5 petaflops, or twice the speed of the Tera 100.
Still, one can see on 14 November which is the fastest of them all when the Scientific Computing community announces its top 500 supercomputers.

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