judgecorp writes: A Chinese supercomputer, the Tianhe-2 has taken the Number 1 spot in the Top500 list of supercomputers, by nearly doubling the current record holder's performance. The machine uses Intel Xeon Phi co-processors, but it's a largely Chinese design with its own interconnects and architecture. The secret of its success is mostly being huge — it has more than three million cores.
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