China's super computer Nebulae will become fully operational in
the National Supercomputing Center in Shenzhen next month,
according to Dawning Information Industry Co.
The Dawning Nebulae, which was developed and produced at the
Dawning Tianjin Industrial Base, was officially released in June
last year, with the measured Linpack performance of 1.27 petaflops
The Dawning Nebulae holds the No. 2 spot on the 35th edition of
the closely watched top 500 list of supercomputers in the world,
which was published May 31, 2010.
In part due to its NVidia GPU accelerators, Nebulae reports an
impressive theoretical peak capability of almost 3 petaflop/s — the
highest yet on the top 500 list.
The functions of the Nebulae will be divided into two:
high-speed calculations and cloud calculations, according to Nie
Hua, vice president of Dawning Information Industry Co.
The supercomputing center in Shenzhen was now making final
preparations after completing electricity supply to the computer
and a large number of clients were waiting to use the super
computer, Nie said.
Costing 1.23 billion yuan ($189 million), the National Super
Computing Center in Shenzhen is the largest national technological
infrastructure in the city.