[Beowulf] China Wrests Supercomputer Title From U.S.

Douglas J. Trainor trainor at presciencetrust.org
Thu Oct 28 23:56:13 EDT 2010


a Dongarra interview [with a nice photo on Dongarra] only stated, "The Chinese designed their own interconnect. It's not commodity. It's based on chips, based on a router, based on a switch that they produce."
	
    http://news.cnet.com/8301-13924_3-20021122-64.html

On Oct 28, 2010, at 5:00 PM, Mark Hahn wrote:

>> http://www.nytimes.com/2010/10/28/technology/28compute.html
> 
> "wrests", bah.  you get exactly the rank on top500 that you pay for.
> 
> this url:
> http://www.eetimes.com/electronics-news/4210223/Interconnect-pushed-China-super-to--1
> 
> mentions 160 Gbps as the speed of the interconnect, but also says "twice QDR".  afaik QDR is 40 GB before encoding, so Galaxy would be 80, not 160.
> 
> anyone have further details on what the "galaxy" interconnect is?

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