China's GPU Supercomputer Fastest in the World

The heterogeneous Tianhe-1A system is now the world's fastest supercomputer.

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People are making this sound

People are making this sound like it is a disastrous end to US leadership in supercomputing. Look at the past 20 years- Japan has had the world's fastest supercomputer for quite a bit of the '90's and then again from 2002 to 2004.

This is really 'much ado about nothing'.

One example why research

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