China plans to develop a prototype exascale computer by the end of the year, state media said Tuesday, as it seeks to win a global race to be the first to build a machine capable of a billion, billion calculations per second.
If successful, the achievement would cement its place as a leading power in the world of supercomputing.
The Asian giant built the world's fastest supercomputer, the Sunway TaihuLight machine, in June last year, which was twice as fast as the previous number one.
It used only locally made microchips, making it the first time a country has taken the top spot without using US technology.
PersonOfInterest, Brisbane, Australia, 3 days ago
'without using US technology' lol right there.
Pendrag00n, Jacksonville, United States, 3 days ago
Thank American corporations for selling out their country for profits and providing China our latest Technologies. :)
HKer, Hong Kong, China, 4 days ago
Oh God, I want to have it to run my pre-installed-with-no-other-options Windows 10.
stewski, Doncaster, United Kingdom, 4 days ago
No need to ask who hacked into the Pentagon then the next time it happens.
franco1000, Northampton, United Kingdom, 4 days ago
Knowing Chinese design and build quality it will probably work then fry its self . They will then come to England like they usually do when they need something engineering properly. Most of my customers are Chinese and believe me they try but lack know how . Once it's designed they are very good at churning out product .
escapedtheEU, Belair, Grenada, 4 days ago
That should last until the warranty is over ,then WHO KNOWS ?