COMP: China's 20Gflop Machine

Doug Bailey (
Thu, 14 Jan 1999 13:55:52 -0500

>From IDG:


(Source: Computerworld Hong Kong) Chinas National Research Center for Intelligent Computing Systems has developed a supercomputer capable of processing 20 billion floating point operations per second (20 Gflops), according to a Mainland press report.

Sandia's serendipitously named ASCI Red must now play second fiddle to China's Dawning 2000-I system. The "China Machine" has a peak performance of 20 Gflops. That would beat ASCI's 18.3 Gflop r/peak on the LINPACK benchmark. Anyone know what HP's Teramac machine's R/peak is? Does the LINPACK benchmark even capture the capability of a quantum computer?

Doug Bailey