1st batch of parts for "Tianhe-1" under trial use

16:09, January 14, 2010      

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Reporters learned from the National Supercomputing Center in Tianjin January 13 that the adjustment of the first parts to be installed in "Tianhe-1," China's first supercomputer which is capable of doing more than a quadrillion calculations per second, has been completed. This signifies that the supercomputer is qualified to provide service for clients and the first parts to be installed in "Tianhe-1" have been in trial use among important clients.

The calculation capability of the first "Tianhe-1" systems that have already reached Tianjin is one-tenth of a fully-installed "Tianhe-1."

Other parts to be installed "Tianhe-1" are expected to be transported to the Binhai New Area starting May 2010, and there installation will be completed at the end of 2010. "Tianhe-1" is capable of more than a quadrillion calculations per second.

By People's Daily Online
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