China’s Supercomputers to Run On Loongson CPU’s By The End Of 2011

Posted by Greg | March 8, 2011  |  No Comment

According to one of China’s leading scientists, Hu Weiwu, by the end of 2011 the country will no longer need to rely on “foreign” microchips. Hu is a Deputy of the National People’s Congress, as well as the cheif developer of the Loongson series of microhips that are being developed for use in the Dawning 6000 supercomputer. With a computing speed of more than 1 Petoflops, the Dawning 6000 is fast. Not as fast as China’s Tianhe-1A which officially became the world’s fastest computer in October last year.

“Our information industry was using foreign technology. However, just like a country’s industry cannot always depend on foreign steel and oil, China’s information industry needs its own CPU (central processing unit),” Says Hu.

The supercomputer developed by CAS and DIIC is scheduled to be available as early as this summer.

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Sources: People’s Daily via Shanzai

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