Confirmed: China's Supercomputer Really Did Kick Our Asses

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The super-duper list of the world's 500 supercomputers has been published, and as the Chinese boasted last month, their Tianhe-1A supercomputer is the most powerful. Those 7,168 Nvidia GPUs and 14,336 Intel CPUs must be working hard. [BBC]

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There's irony in the fact that this "Chinese" supercomputer is running on American processors.

And really, what have they accomplished other than dumping a bunch more processors into a box? It's not like this is some amazing feat of engineering. I'd be impressed if they were running Chinese-designed processors.